The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 on Tuesday.
Williams, 30, has spent the all or part of the past 10 seasons at the NHL level, including playing the second half of the 2010-11 season with the Dallas Stars. Williams appeared in 27 games with Dallas, scoring five points . Prior to signing with the Stars in February, Williams spent two months with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling nine points in 17 games.
The London, Ontario native has also spent time with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers since signing with Detroit as an undrafted free agent in 2000.
During his first stint in Detroit, Williams was a member of the Red Wings' 2001-02 Stanley Cup championship squad, appearing in nine postseason games that spring.
Williams has appeared in 447 career regular-season games, scoring 93 goals, 132 assists and 225 points. Williams has reached double figures in goals during four of his past six seasons. He has added three points in 27 career postseason contests.