The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jason Williams from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Williams, 31, has recorded 17 points (3G-14A) with a plus-7 rating 20 games for WBS.
Williams, who hails from London, ON, has appeared in 447 career regular-season games, scoring 93 goals, 132 assists and 225 points. Williams has reached double figures in goals during four of his past six seasons. He has added three points (1G-2A) in 27 career postseason contests.
Williams (5-foot-11, 192 pounds) spent time with the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings (twice), Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers since signing with Detroit as an undrafted free agent on Sept. 18, 2000.
During his first stint in Detroit, Williams was a member of the Red Wings’ 2001-02 Stanley Cup championship squad, appearing in nine postseason games that spring.
Williams played four seasons with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 1996-2000, collecting 74 goals and 194 points in 225 games. He added eight points (4G-4A) in 24 playoff games.