Williams is touted as being a video expert, but is there some evidence as to what makes him so great?
It's not an attack on Williams, I'm genuinely curious to see if anybody is in the know about what he brings to the table... it's one thing to call him the "video specialist" but I'd like to see what makes him different from the hundreds/thousands of people who watch and analyze hockey video.
I'm sure something will come out in the papers on him closer to when the season starts.
Williams will take on the video analyst responsibilities previously handled by Smith, which means he'll spend most games spotting for the bench coaches in the press box.
Vigneault said he first spoke with Williams about the position at the NHL draft in Ottawa in June.
"He was a tough guy, a real team guy and that's what what we were looking for," said Vigneault, who says he talked to "five or six applicants about the position.
"I like the fact he's got some playing experience in the minors, a guy who's paid his dues as a player trying to make it. And he's definitely paid his dues as a coach. I like that he's been around and gone the extra mile to try and reach his dream. I also got some really good references from guys like [Manitoba Moose head coach] Scott Arniel [Detroit Red Wings head coach] Mike Babcock."