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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 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36