2008-09: On Dec. 8, 2008, Williams became the first NHL player since Sergei Fedorov in 1993 to score a goal in his first game in each of his first four NHL seasons, following his Dec. 7 recall from Toronto (AHL). ... Collected two points (one goal, one assist) on Dec. 8 vs. N.Y. Islanders in his first game of the season. ... Posted a three-game goal streak in his first three games of the season (Dec. 8-16). ... Collected two points (one goal, one assist) on Dec. 22 at Atlanta. ... Missed 14 games due to injury (Jan. 1-Feb. 3) before returning to Toronto lineup on Feb. 4 at Buffalo. ... Assigned to Toronto (AHL) on Feb. 13. 2007-08: Played 18 games for Toronto, scoring two goals with four penalty minutes. ... Recalled from Toronto (AHL) on Feb. 26 and scored a goal in his first game of the season on Feb. 27 at Florida, marking the third straight game since the start of his NHL career in which he had scored a goal. ... Also scored on March 11 vs. Philadelphia. ... Did not score on his lone shootout attempt. 2006-07: Played one game for Toronto, scoring a goal. ... Scored on Feb. 26 at Montreal. It was his second NHL goal in his second NHL game, making him the first Maple Leafs player to achieve that feat since Daniel Marois in October 1988. ... Recalled from Toronto (AHL) on Feb. 23. ... Returned to Toronto (AHL) on March 1. 2005-06: Recalled from Toronto (AHL) on Apr. 18. ... Scored first career NHL goal in his first career NHL game on April 18 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Re-assigned to Toronto (AHL) following game on April 18.
MINOR LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS
2009-10: Skated in 77 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 32 goals and 31 assists for 63 points, along with 55 penalty minutes. ... Established AHL career-highs in games played, goals, points and shots (210). ... Ranked eighth in the AHL in goals, and tied for fourth in the league with 14 power play goals. ... Led the Griffins in goals, points, power play goals and shots, and tied for the team lead in assists. ... Recorded 14 multi-point performances, including his second career AHL hat trick on April 10 at Chicago. ... Posted a career-high, seven-game point streak from Dec. 9 vs. San Antonio to Dec. 19 at Texas, registering nine points (five goals and four assists) over the span. ... Finished the season riding a three-game goal streak (six goals), including back-to-back multi-goal games on April 10 at Chicago (three goals) and April 11 at Milwaukee (two goals). ... Notched his 100th AHL goal on Dec. 9 vs. San Antonio, registered his 200th AHL point with an assist on Dec. 15 at Peoria, and recorded his 100th AHL assist on Dec. 26 vs. Chicago. ... Skated in his 300th career AHL game on February 13 at Houston. 2008-09: Registered 14 points (11 goals, three assists) with 12 penalty minutes in 19 games with Toronto (AHL) to start the season. ... At the time of his recall to Toronto on Dec. 7, he led the Marlies in goals (11), power-play goals (9) and shots (63). 2007-08: Played 49 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), collecting 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists) with 36 penalty minutes. ... Ranked first on the Marlies in game-winning goals (seven) and tied for second in goals. 2006-07: Played in 23 games for Toronto (AHL), collecting 15 points (six goals, nine assists) with 27 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Played 55 games for Toronto (AHL), collecting 56 points (23 goals, 33 assists) with 77 penalty minutes. ... Played five AHL playoff games, scoring one goal and adding six penalty minutes. 2004-05: Played 75 games for St. John's (AHL), collecting 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) with 24 penalty minutes. ... Tied for eighth among AHL rookies in goals and tied for ninth in power-play goals with five. ... Played five AHL playoff games. 2003-04: Played four games for St. John’s (AHL), collecting two assists.
2003-04: Played 68 games for Swift Current (WHL), collecting 101 points (52 goals, 49 assists) with 82 penalty minutes. ... Named to Canadian Hockey League (major-junior) First All-Star Team and the WHL East First All-Star Team. ... Ranked first in WHL in goals and tied for first in power-play goals (24). ... Ranked second in WHL in points and seventh in assists. ... Also tied for Swift Current lead in plus-minus rating (plus-19), ranked second on team in assists and points. ... Played five playoff games for Swift Current, collecting three points (two goals, one assist) with 12 penalty minutes. 2002-03: Played 72 games for Swift Current, collecting 93 points (41 goals, 52 assists) with 117 penalty minutes. ... Led Swift Current in goals, assists and points. Finished third in WHL scoring race. ... Played four playoff games with Swift Current, scoring one goal and collecting six penalty minutes. 2001-02: Played 32 games for Swift Current, collecting 13 points (six goals, seven assists) with 30 penalty minutes. ... Played 12 playoff games for Swift Current, scoring a goal with four penalty minutes.
June 22, 2003 -- Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round (No. 220 overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. July 7, 2009 -- Signed by Detroit as an unrestricted free agent. July 12, 2010 -- Signed by N.Y. Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 (two times), last 12/8 - 12/16/08 (three goals)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 (two times), last 12/8 - 12/16/08 (three goals)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (nine times), last - Dec. 22, 2008 (Toronto at Atlanta) (Lehtonen)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 1 (two times), last - Dec. 22, 2008 (Toronto at Atlanta)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 2 (two times), last - Dec. 22, 2008 (Toronto at Atlanta) (one goal, one assist)
MOST PIM, GAME: 2 (two times), last - March 1, 2008 (Toronto at Washington)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 3 (six times), last - Dec. 26, 2008 (Toronto at N.Y. Islanders)
FIRST NHL GAME: April 18, 2006 (Toronto vs. Pittsburgh)
FIRST NHL GOAL: April 18, 2006 (Toronto vs. Pittsburgh) (Caron)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Dec. 8, 2008 (Toronto at N.Y. Islanders)