| 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
226 lb (103 kg)
|Born|| April 18 1988,|
Aurora, IL, U.S.
|NHL Draft|| 51st overall, 2006|
|Pro Career||2008 – present|
Williams was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in 12th Round of the 2005 OHL Priority Selection, 263rd overall. Williams was projected to be the 11th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but was chosen in the second round by the Colorado Avalanche.
Williams later left the University of Wisconsin to play in the OHL. In the 2007-08 season, Nigel was traded to the Belleville Bulls helping the Bulls advance to the Memorial Cup before they were eliminated in the semi-finals. Williams was signed to an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on August 11, 2008.
In the 2008-09 season, Williams made his professional debut with Avalanche affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Nigel finished the season with 21 points in 70 games, leading the Monsters defense.
On July 16, 2009, Williams was traded by the Avalanche to the New York Rangers in exchange for Brian Fahey. On November 23, 2010, Williams was then traded by the Rangers to the Anaheim Ducks for Stu Bickel.
|2004–05||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||3||2||1||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||59||6||10||16||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||70||7||14||21||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||56||4||16||20||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||12||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Williams concludes season at Memorial Cup. Colorado Avalanche (2008-05-27). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
- ↑ Avalanche signs Williams, Fritsche. Colorado Avalanche (2008-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
- ↑ Rangers trade Fahey to Avalanche for Williams. TSN (2009-07-16). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
- ↑ Ducks acquire Williams from Rangers. Anaheim Ducks (2010-11-23). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
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