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Austin Watson
North American Skater
London, OHL
Final Rank:  14 Midterm Rank:  25
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  185
Born:  January 13, 1992    
Birthplace:  Ann Arbor, MI, USA
• Watson played 42 games with the Windsor Spitfires before a mid-season trade sent him to Peterborough. A broken ankle, suffered in January, shortened the second half of his season, but he managed to post 20 points (9-11--20) in 10 games with the Petes.

• He was selected to play for the Team USA at the 2010 Under-18 World Championships in Belarus, helping the U.S. win its second straight gold medal. He was one of only two players not originally from the U.S. National Team Development Program added to the roster -- Connor Brickley (No. 58 ranked) from the USHL was also added.

• In 2009, as a member of the Windsor Spitfires, he helped his team win both the Robertson Cup as OHL Champion and the Memorial Cup as CHL Champion.

• At the age of 12, his family moved to Florida leaving him in Michigan to continue hockey career while living with his grandparents -- Watson is the oldest of nine, soon to be 10, children; eight boys and one girl.

• His very first team was the Ann Arbor Ice Breakers and he played six years of minor hockey with Detroit Compuware.


CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - Watson on NHL Live! (click to listen)


FAVORITES

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Johan Franzen
Shootout move: “Forehand fake, backhand high blocker”
Goal celebration: “Grab ice”
Video Game: Tiger Woods ‘10
Movie: Gangs of New York
TV Show: Lost
Actress: Rachel McAdams
Music Group: Sugarland
Website: facebook.com
Book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Pump-up song: “Untouched” by The Veronicas
Home cooked meal: Chicken Parmesan
Activity away from the rink: Golf

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
WINDSOR
OHL
63
10
19
29
41
2009-2010
PETERBOROUGH
OHL
52
20
34
54
22




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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36