Jeremy Williams (ice hockey)

Jeremy Williams (born January 26, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Jeremy Williams
Jeremy Williams and Michael Del Zotto.jpg
Born (1984-01-26) January 26, 1984 (age 36)
Glenavon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Straubing Tigers
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
EC Red Bull Salzburg
HC Sierre
Örebro HK
NHL Draft 220th overall, 2003
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2005–present

Playing careerEdit

Williams was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 220th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Williams scored a goal in each of his first three games in the NHL, with each game coming in a different season — he is likely the only player to achieve the odd feat.[1] His NHL debut came on April 18, 2006, versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was the Leafs' last game of the season. He scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot in a 5-3 victory.[2] The Leafs failed to qualify for the playoffs, and he was sent down to the Marlies.

He was recalled to the Leafs on February 23, 2007, and played against the Montreal Canadiens. During this game, Mats Sundin shot the puck at Montreal goaltender David Aebischer and the rebound came straight to Williams, who scored his second NHL goal in a 5-4 loss.[2] Williams was called up on February 27, 2008, and scored that night against the Florida Panthers.[1]

In the following 2008–09 season, on December 8, 2008, Williams scored on a pass from Jason Blake and also recorded his first NHL assist in his career against the New York Islanders in a 4 - 2 win on his first game of the season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In all 4 of his seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in which he had been recalled from the minors, he has scored in his first NHL game of the season. On February 9, 2009, he was placed on waivers and was sent back to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL after clearing waivers.

On July 7, 2009, as an unrestricted free agent, Williams signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Detroit Red Wings along with Toronto Marlies teammate Kris Newbury. On July 12, 2010, Williams again being an unrestricted free agent, signed with the New York Rangers.

With his NHL career at an impasse, on June 15, 2011, Williams signed a one-year contract with European team, EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League.[3]

On April 16, 2013, Williams signed a one-year contract with Swedish team, VIK Västerås HK.[4] He was the leading goal scorer of the Swedish second-division HockeyAllsvenskan during the 2013–14 season. After three years in Sweden, he moved on to Germany, signing with Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) side Straubing Tigers on June 29, 2016.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 6, 2011, Jeremy Williams married longtime girlfriend, actress Ashley Leggat, who is best known for portraying Casey McDonald in the television series Life with Derek. They have two daughters: Olivia Patricia Anne, born February 17, 2017,[6] and London Marie, born May 17, 2019.[7][8][9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Swift Current Broncos WHL 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Swift Current Broncos WHL 32 6 7 13 30 12 1 0 1 4
2002–03 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 41 52 93 117 4 1 0 1 6
2003–04 Swift Current Broncos WHL 68 52 49 101 82 5 2 1 3 12
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 4 0 2 2 0
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 16 20 36 24 5 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 55 23 33 56 77 5 1 0 1 6
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 23 6 9 15 27
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 49 18 15 33 36
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 2 0 2 4
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 46 27 13 40 29 6 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 5 2 7 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 77 32 31 63 55
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 75 32 23 55 68 6 1 2 3 4
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 35 9 8 17 46
2012–13 HC Sierre NLB 28 6 9 15 44
2012–13 Eispiraten Crimmitschau 2.GBun 24 17 13 30 71
2013–14 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 47 26 20 46 40 9 1 1 2 4
2014–15 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 37 17 11 28 30 3 1 0 1 4
2015–16 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 49 19 24 43 63
2016–17 Straubing Tigers DEL 43 19 17 36 24
2017–18 Straubing Tigers DEL 49 21 19 40 30
2017–18 Örebro HK SHL 8 1 3 4 0
2018–19 Straubing Tigers DEL 52 30 27 57 22 2 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 32 9 2 11 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shoalts, David (2008-02-28). "Rookie Williams now three times lucky". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
  2. ^ a b "ESPN - Elias Says..." ESPN. February 27, 2008. Retrieved February 29, 2008.
  3. ^ "Forward Jeremy Williams reinforces the Red Bulls" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. June 15, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "Vasteras agree to terms with former NHL player Jeremy Williams". VIK Västerås HK. April 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Straubing Tigers sign attacker Jeremy Williams". sportal.de (in German). June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Leggat, Ashley (February 19, 2017). "On 02/17/17 at 1:10pm, Olivia Patricia Anne Williams said, "That's it, I'm bustin out of here" and surprised us all by arriving 2.5 weeks early. We are so in love with our little 7lb princess". Instagram. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Leggat, Ashley [@AshleyLeggat] (January 28, 2019). "I've always been a fan of sequels 😍" (Tweet). Retrieved March 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Leggat, Ashley [@AshleyLeggat] (February 1, 2019). "It's a.......... 💙💗💙💗💙💗???" (Tweet). Retrieved March 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Ashley Leggat on Instagram: "London Marie Williams joined us on May 17, 2019. 7lbs 10oz of pure snuggly love. Mama, Dada, Livi and Oaky couldn't be more thrilled"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

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