Panthers add Stanley Cup winner to their squad

Nottingham Panthers have secured the services of Canadian forward Jason Williams.

The 36-year-old played over 450 games in the NHL for a variety of teams including the Detroit Red Wings, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2002.

He began the season with Ritten Sports in Italy, who the Panthers will face in the Continental Cup final during January.

Panthers’ boss Corey Neilson had promised to make changes to his roster after a disappointing run of form and admitted he was thrilled to sign Williams.

“It’s no secret we need an injection of offense,” said Neilson.

“This guy was a top six forward in the NHL for a while – he has class and skill, he’s ready to go, he’s excited to be coming here and we’re excited to have him.”

“At times we’ve looked good this year, but if you typically only score two a game, you’ll lose and that part of our game needs to be augmented.”

(Image permission: Claus Andersen)

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