A former NHLer who originally comes from Weyburn, and is now residing in southwestern Saskatchewan is facing two charges after an incident at Beaver Flats last month.

According to the Saskatchewan RCMP, David "Tiger" Williams was arrested and charged with one count of uttering a threat to cause death and an assault charge stemming from an April 10 occurrence. The Swift Current Rural RCMP received a call about the matter at 2:54 p.m. and responded immediately. Police say the other man involved did not sustain injuries or require medical attention.

Williams was released from custody and made his first court appearance yesterday in Swift Current Provincial Court.

The 69-year-old Williams spent 14 seasons in the NHL, and is the league's career leader in penalty minutes. Hailing from Weyburn, he was inducted into the city's Walk of Fame 2008.

This isn't the first brush with the law for Williams. In 2018 he was charged with sexual assault while on a military trip to Latvia. Those charges were withdrawn by the Crown prosecutor after Williams issued an apology.