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Williams returns to Oilers

Action photo of Devin Williams of the Tulsa Oilers

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL Affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, announced the signing of goaltender Devin Williams for the 2021-22 season.

Williams returns to the Oilers after posting a .918 save percentage and 2.49 goals-against average en route to a 10-12-6 record with three shutouts last season. 

The 25-year-old has had significant success with the Oilers, earning a 62-44-17 regular season record while posting a 2.46 career goals-against average (which ranks 20th in ECHL history) and a .915 save percentage across the past four seasons. Williams has been named ECHL Goaltender of the Week and Goaltender of the Month twice in his career. The fifth-year pro turned in an ECHL;eading 2.12 goals-against average during the 2018-19 season — the same campaign Williams led the team to the Mountain Division regular-season championship and a trip to the Western Conference Finals.

Williams’ success in the ECHL earned him a PTO with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, appearing in two games with a 1.34 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in 2019.

The Saginaw, Michigan native earned Ontario Hockey League Second All-Star Team honors with the Erie Otters in 2015-16 and claimed the Dave Pinkney Tropy in 2013-14, which is awarded to the goaltending tandem with the lowest team goals-against average in the OHL.

Williams spent one season with Acada University before turning pro, appearing in 17 contests and posting a 2.80 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage.