Reading the Tea Leafs: Jeremy Williams

Following on the success of two other dormant series Chemmy and I have decided that in order to fill the gap in NHL news that we'll take a look at each of the current Leafs, possible Leafs on the Marlies, and prospects. We'll recap their performance last year, what we can expect from them, and how they can win our hearts (hint: signing the contract was a good first step...unless your name is Bryan McCabe Ian White). We have no idea how long of a series this will end up being or how consistent it will be but with two of us expect it to only be half as half-assed and twice as timely.


Jeremy Williams showing that he should be playing more games.

Contract according to NHL Numbers
$500K salary, $487K cap hit, RFA July 1, 2009

Age (as of October 1, 2008)
24 - January 26, 1984

NHL Seasons
Zero

Run of the Mill Biographical Information

Marital Status
Single? Either way, even sens fans think he's hot. I just want him to go back to scoring once a game.

Former Leaf he'd have to play like in order to be christened a deity
Nikolai Borschevsky. A slight player that needs to protect his spleen but has a nose for the net.

Biggest Question Marks
Does he make the big club?

2007-2008 Summary
Received a late season call up after posting 18 goals in 49 games in the AHL and kept his career starting goal a game streak going against the Flyers. Other than that, it was a dog's breakfast of time on the ice and linemates. Err...like a moose he started out big but once the hunters found him he was dead meat. If he would have played with more offensive linemates, maybe some PP time, then he'd have won some more antler fights. Does any of this make sense? Screw Moose.

Projected 2008-2009 role/team
I'd be hard pressed to see Williams be anything other than a call-up from the Marlies. He missed the AHL playoffs last season because of some rule I don't know (although I assume it was waivers) which was a big blow to the team and to Williams' development of his antlers (ie NHL credentials). He'll have to lock them with other bulls during mating season (read: training camp) but odds are that he'll find himself looking to stud on the farm for a while at least.

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