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Capitals Sign Justin Williams To 2 Years $6.5 Million

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  • Capitals Sign Justin Williams To 2 Years $6.5 Million

    2015 NHL free agency -- Washington Capitals lure 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams

    Justin Williams is bringing his three Stanley Cup rings to Washington.

    The veteran winger, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

    "Justin is a proven winner and we feel he will be a great addition to our club," general manager Brian MacLellan said in a news release. "We felt it was important for our team to add someone of his caliber, as a hockey player and as a veteran leader."

    Williams, 33, has spent the last six-and-a-half years with the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he won two Cups, adding to the one he won with Carolina in 2006.

    A clutch playoff performer who won the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, Williams wanted to play on another contender and chose a bit less money to do so, a source told

    Williams had 18 goals and 23 assists in 81 games this past season.