Unrestricted free agent Justin Williams signed a two-season, $6.5-million contract Wednesday and jumped to the Washington Capitals from the Kings. The departure of the man known as Mr. Game 7 because of his heroics during the Kings’ march to the Stanley Cup in 2014 was not unexpected. The Kings did create some salary-cap flexibility by terminating the contract of Mike Richards on Monday, but in the end Richards decided to move elsewhere late on the first day of free agency.
Williams, 33, scored 41 points in 81 games last season with the Kings.
The Capitals are 3-6 in Game 7s since 2008.
The Kings were 3-0 in Game 7s in 2014, all on the road.