Williams, 22, returns to Tulsa for a second season after posting an impressive 15-11-3 record, with a 2.54 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 38 appearances as a rookie in 2017-18. The Saginaw, Michigan native finished tied for second in the ECHL with four shutouts, was eighth in save percentage and 10th in goals-against average.
Williams won his first four starts, including three victories in three nights from October 27-29, earning him the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week award and October’s Goaltender of the Month honor. He also started 14 consecutive games from Feb. 6-March 11 while the Oilers’ were making their playoff push, going 7-3-2 during that span.
Williams previously played one season at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, after a five-year junior career with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. He went 106-47-8 during his time with the Otters, including a 41-10-1 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in his final season in 2015-16.