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Justin Williams Announces Official NHL Retirement

As per a few sources, Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams has officially announced he is retired from the NHL.

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As per a few sources, Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams has officially announced he is retired from the NHL.

In a series of tweets, the veteran has said, “This game has brought me so much that I will never be able to repay it. The countless experiences, relationships, lessons and hardships will remain for me forever as I move onto the next stage of my life.”

He went on to say that his family has sacrificed a lot for him to be a player and to keep playing. He thanked them all for their support.

There were doubts Williams would return consider his age and the uncertainly surrounding next season but this news makes it official. Williams will leave behind a remarkable career for a guy who came back and helped put the Hurricanes on the map. The franchise will forever be indebted to him and his time there.

Williams will finish his NHL career with 1264 regular season games played and 162 playoff appearances. He scored 797 regular season points over that time frame. Perhaps even more impressive were his 41 playoff goals and 102 points. He seemed to score at the biggest times and in the biggest moments.

When the dust settles on this announcement, fans will look back and say it was a great 19 seasons in the NHL for Mr. Game 7.

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