Washington Capitals as Star Wars characters

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Justin Williams: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Justin Williams was brought in to Washington to help lead the Caps to the Stanley Cup and to be a strong veteran presence. If Kenobi was a hockey player, those would most likely be his two best qualities. Kenobi trained Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker (among others) to be excellent Jedi warriors.

Williams is teaching the Washington Capitals how to win and he’s doing it by showing them the way of the force. Through his three Stanley Cup victories, he has learned what it takes to win the Stanley Cup. He’s passing that information onto the Capitals just as Kenobi passed his infinite wisdom on to Jedis.

Kenobi is very wise and is quite famous for having a way with words. Williams is wise as well and he has been a very quotable player so far for the Capitals. At times, he’s been insightful. Other times, he’s been blunt. He’s even cracked a few jokes at his own expense after inadvertently costing Alex Ovechkin two chances at getting his record-setting goal.

Kenobi was well respected among everyone including members of the Dark Side. Williams has a league-wide reputation for being a classy player and you can tell that his opponents also have a deep respect for him and what he has accomplished.