The Hurricanes have announced that Justin Williams will not be joining them to start the upcoming NHL season.
Justin Williams has announced that he is taking a break from the NHL
He will not join the team at the start of the 2019-20 season
— Carolina Hurricanes (@CanesNHL) September 2, 2019
Bob McKenzie reported yesterday that the belief was Williams was more likely to retire than not. Although, neither the Hurricanes nor Williams have used the word retire, today’s announcement seems a soft move towards that.
Williams, who turns 38 in October, had 23 goals and 30 assists with the Hurricanes last season.