He's better off now that Hitchcock is gone (which should temper your evaluation of all Columbus prospects), but it'll be a long road for him to make it to the NHL, if he does at all. The only thing that might get him to the NHL with Columbus is Columbus' relative lack of depth at center. The problem is that he projects as a 3rd-4th liner and his size will probably hold him back. It'll be interesting to see what happens, though.
“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”