Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred Williams
Centre Fred Williams was a highly-touted amateur star who only made it into 44 games for the Detroit Red Wings in 1976-77. He was a skill player who attained a bit of success in the minors during his career.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Williams accumulated 265 points in a fine junior career with the hometown Blades of the WCJHL. After recording 118 points in 1975-76, the young forward was taken fourth overall by the Red Wings at the Amateur Draft. After notching only seven points in his rookie season, he was sent down to the AHL's Rhode Island Reds.

Over the last five years of his career Williams played four years in the minors and sat out the 1978-79 schedule. His pinnacle was notching 16 points in 20 games while helping the Maine Mariners win the Calder Cup in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Saskatoon Blazers SMHL
1971-72 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 54 7 9 16 6 8 0 3 3 0
1972-73 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 67 7 18 25 24 16 1 1 2 6
1973-74 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 67 16 20 36 46 6 1 2 3 0
1974-75 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 59 21 49 70 61 17 8 16 24 43
1975-76 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 31 87 118 129 20 7 20 27 20
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 2 5 7 10 -17
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 34 7 19 26 24
1977-78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 32 0 6 6 12
1977-78 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 35 5 11 16 22 4 2 3 5 2
1978-79
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 73 17 34 51 26 12 5 13 18 8
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 79 21 34 55 78 20 8 8 16 20
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 46 6 26 32 44 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 44 2 5 7 10


Brother of Gord Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 15, 1979.