Justin Williams spent some time contemplating his hockey future, but the 38-year-old made his big decision on Tuesday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes announced the veteran winger will return to the team for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Williams is slated to make a pro-rated $700,000 base salary and can earn an additional $1.3 million in individual and team-based incentives.
Prior to returning to the Hurricanes, Williams was linked to the Boston Bruins regarding a potential deal.
Those rumors were put to rest, as Williams was shown standing alongside team president and general manager Don Waddell during Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Williams, 38, spent his career with the Flyers, Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, and Washington Capitals. In 1,244 career games, the winger posted 786 points (312 goals, 474 assists).
While the regular season numbers are strong, he made a name for himself in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, earning the moniker of "Mr. Game Seven."
Williams won the Stanley Cup once with the Hurricanes (2006), and twice with the Kings (2012, 2014). In fact, he won the Conn Smythe Award in 2014 for his performance in the playoffs with the Kings (nine goals, 16 assists).
The Hurricanes fell just short of the Stanley Cup Final last season, and now in prime position to make a run, they wanted "Mr. Game Seven" to tag along for one more ride.