Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Butch Williams
Right-winger Warren Williams played briefly with the St. Louis Blues and California Golden Seals in the mid-70s. He was best known as a solid worker in the minors and an international player for the United States.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Williams played junior with the Oshawa Generals and Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA. After splitting his rookie pro season between the EHL and WHL, Williams was signed as a free agent by the Blues. He played half the 1973-74 season in the NHL where he was solid checker for St. Louis.

Early in the 1974-75 season, Williams was part of a four player deal with California He scored 11 goals for his new club and formed a decent line with Dave Gardner and Dave Hrechkosy.

The 1976-77 season was Williams' last but it was eventful. Before retiring he represented the US at the inaugural Canada Cup, played solidly for the Oilers then played for Team USA at the 1977 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 53 5 21 26 43
1971-72 Oshawa<196>Niagara Falls OHA-Jr. 47 13 18 31 101 6 0 1 1 41
1972-73 New England<196>Clinton Comets EHL 54 22 42 64 129
1972-73 Denver Spurs WHL 13 2 5 7 15 5 1 2 3 2
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 31 3 10 13 6 +2
1973-74 Denver Spurs WHL 35 13 11 24 86
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 63 11 21 32 118 -16
1974-75 Denver Spurs CHL 14 2 9 11 29
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 14 0 4 4 7 -7
1975-76 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 60 31 46 77 171 5 2 3 5 24
1976-77 United States Can-Cup 3 0 3 3 2
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 29 3 10 13 16
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 5 0 1 1 24
1976-77 United States WEC-A 10 4 4 8 22
1977-78 Sun Valley Suns Exhib. 2 1 2 3 0
NHL Totals 108 14 35 49 131


Brother of Tommy
CHL First All-Star Team (1975)
Traded to New England (EHL) by Clinton (EHL) for Dwight Winters, October, 1972. Claimed by Clinton (EHL) after New England (EHL) franchise folded, December, 1972. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August, 1972. Traded to California by St. Louis with Dave Gardner for Craig Patrick and Stan Gilbertson, November 11, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA), September, 1976.