Will Williams says he’s “shocked” that he and his former players care about each other when he’s out on the ice.
Williams said Wednesday that the only thing that’s ever mattered to him in his life has been how well his former linemates played.
Williams, 31, played his entire seven-year NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Maple Sports and Entertainment.
He played in six Stanley Cup Finals with the Leafs and was the franchise’s first All-Star in 2001.
He also played for the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks.
Williams was traded to the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 6, 2019.
The Blue Jackets have signed former Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen to a two-year contract.
Johansen, 24, had nine goals and 21 assists in 73 games with the Columbus Blue Jacket.