Justin Williams is known by most hockey fans as "Mr. Game 7" and Thursday, one of the most clutch players in NHL history officially called it a career.
Williams played 19 seasons in the NHL and won 3 Stanley Cups. The reason he's known as "Mr. Game 7" is 7 goals and 8 assists in 9 career Game 7s. Williams shared a statement and in it thanked a number of people that helped him achieve his dreams.
Following the news of his retirement, the hockey world took to Twitter to share kind messages and memories about Williams.
What can I say? My game 7, 3 time Stanley cup champion, locker room legend. Was truly a pleasure. Enjoy retirement brother, you and the family deserve it. Congrats on an incredible career @JustinWilliams— Michael Latta (@Latta17) October 8, 2020
Thanks for everything, Justin Williams. pic.twitter.com/EZMfh9L2bd— Locked On Kings (@LockedOnLAKings) October 8, 2020
Justin Williams retires. What a career it was! His impact on the game was awesome and he was excellent in every team he went to. Even in his last seasons he was pretty good.— Andy & Rono 📊 (@HockeyStatsCZ) October 8, 2020
Congrats to Mr. Game 7 himself on a great career! pic.twitter.com/AlBUG3nUMX
Justin Williams Career Stats Line- @JustinWilliams @NHLFlyers, @Canes, @LAKings @Capitals,— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) October 8, 2020
3x #StanleyCup Winner '06, '12, '14
Conn Smythe Winner 2014 pic.twitter.com/Pp0BCi0UMV
Former Caps F Justin Williams has announced his retirement from hockey. Wishing him all the best. Such an excellent career. Happy retirement, Justin! pic.twitter.com/jnI5BiNkdw— #istandwithholtby (@CapitalsNow) October 8, 2020
Goodbye @JustinWilliams 😭😩🖤🖤🖤 NHL fans will miss you. 🐐— Mikey Mike (@MikeyBoyCanada) October 8, 2020
Wishing nothing but the best to Justin Williams as he enters his next phase. Terrific player. A winner. A champion. And one of the best to work with from a media perspective. Honest, interesting and willing to share so we all could learn more about the game we love.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) October 8, 2020
I can’t say enough about @JustinWilliams & how much we’ll miss his presence in the @nhl! You’ve been an amazing role model to so many people over your entire career & so incredibly kind to your fans! We wish you all the best in your retirement!! 🏒❤️ #JustinWilliams #LAKings #NHL pic.twitter.com/h5uXxnfBYX— Avery's Mom :) #GKG (@pris232) October 8, 2020
wow. no words. @JustinWilliams, thank you so much for everything. i’ve only been a hockey fan for a little over a year and a half but you’ve been such a big part of my time here. we’re gonna miss you. have an amazing retirement❤️ pic.twitter.com/lMxxCeHBDf— erin | black lives matter (@nhIerin) October 8, 2020
(H/T: Carolina Hurricanes)