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Pittsburgh Penguins add to depth up front, signing veteran forward Williams

Dallas Stars right wing Jason Williams (27) controls the puck against Calgary Flames' Steve Staios, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Dallas. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, US$600,000 contract Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez

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Dallas Stars right wing Jason Williams (27) controls the puck against Calgary Flames' Steve Staios, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Dallas. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, US$600,000 contract Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year, US$600,000 contract Tuesday.

Williams, 30, is a 10-year NHL veteran who played 27 games with Dallas last season, scoring five points. The five-foot-11, 192-pound right-winger has also played for Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, and Atlanta.

Williams was a member of the Red Wings' 2001-02 Stanley Cup championship squad, appearing in nine playoff games that spring.

He had his best season in 2005-06 with Detroit, posting career highs in games played (80), goals (21), assists (37), and points (58).

Williams is a native of London, Ont., and has appeared in 447 career regular-season games, having accumulated 225 points, including 93 goals.

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