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Penguins sign veteran forward Jason Williams

- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Penguins on Tuesday signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year contract, worth $600,000.

Williams, 30, is a 10-year NHL veteran who played in 27 games with Dallas last season, scoring five points. He is a 5-foot-11, 192-pound right wing, who has also played for Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, and Atlanta.

Williams was a member of the Red Wings' 2001-02 Stanley Cup championship squad, appearing in nine postseason games that spring.

He had his best season in 2005-06 with Detroit, posting career highs in games played (80), goals (21), assists (37), and points (58).

Williams is a native of London, Ontario, and has appeared in 447 regular-season NHL games. He has 93 career goals and 225 points.

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