“I’m pretty excited about this,” Williamson said. “I think he’s going to be a real nice piece to our puzzle. I was looking for a little more size on our back end to go against some of the big forwards and being able to get (Luke) Mercer, (Blake) Siebenaler and (Vince) Dunn away from those guys.
“He’s a big, contained guy. He’s hard to play against and he skates really well
. He’s not a punishing defenceman but he plays the position really well. He’s a really good passer. He’s very focused on where he wants to go and he thinks we can help him along the way.”