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Nigel Williams
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
226 lb (103 kg)
Team free agent
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born April 18 1988 (1988-04-18) (age 28),
Aurora, IL, U.S.
NHL Draft 51st overall, 2006
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2008 – present

Nigel Williams (born April 18, 1988 in Aurora, Illinois is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] Williams was signed to an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on August 11, 2008.[2]

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.[3] On November 23, 2010, Williams was then traded by the Rangers to the Anaheim Ducks for Stu Bickel.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Team Illinois MEHL 60 14 18 32
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
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 46 17 19 36 92 6 2 1 3 10
2007–08 Saginaw Spirit OHL 29 9 15 24 60
2007–08 Belleville Bulls OHL 38 10 12 22 40 21 7 11 18 20
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
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 28 0 3 3 9
AHL totals 166 11 34 45 116

ReferencesEdit

  1. Williams concludes season at Memorial Cup. Colorado Avalanche (2008-05-27). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
  2. Avalanche signs Williams, Fritsche. Colorado Avalanche (2008-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
  3. Rangers trade Fahey to Avalanche for Williams. TSN (2009-07-16). Retrieved on 2009-07-16.
  4. Ducks acquire Williams from Rangers. Anaheim Ducks (2010-11-23). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.

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