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Austin Watson
Austin Watson
Left Wing  - NSH
Number: 51
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 13, 1992  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Drafted: NSH / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (18th overall) PROSPECT BIO
CAREER NOTES: Tied for the American Hockey League lead in game-winning goals in 2013-14 (7)… Ranked second on the 2013-14 Milwaukee Admirals in goals (22), and ranked third on the team in points (46) while playing in all 76 regular-season contests… Made his NHL debut on April 7, 2013 at Chicago and scored his first NHL goal in Nashville’s 2012-13 home finale on April 23, 2013 vs. Calgary… Led the Admirals, and tied for fifth among AHL rookies, in goals (20) in 2012-13… Ranked second on the Admirals, and tied for 18th among rookies, in points (20g-17a-37pts) in 2012-13… Helped London claim the 2012 Hamilton Spectator Trophy as OHL regular season champions and Robertson Cup as playoff champions… Tied for eighth in OHL power-play goals (12) and ninth in power-play assists (21) in 2011-12… Voted the best penalty killer and finished second in the “Best Shot Blocker” category of the 2012 OHL Western Conference Coaches’ poll… Recipient of the 2012 Wayne Gretzky 99 Award presented to playoff MVP after leading the Knights to the Robertson Cup title… Tied for fourth in the 2012 OHL playoffs in goals (10), sixth in power-play goals (3) and eighth in plus/minus rating (+10)… Helped London advance to overtime of the 2012 Memorial Cup title game… Tied for sixth in points at the 2012 Memorial Cup (4gp, 2g-3a-5pts), earning a spot on the tournament All-Star Team… Represented the United States at the 2012 World Junior Championship, leading the team in points (9) and assists (6) and ranking third in goals (3, tie) and plus/minus rating (+6)… Tied a Team USA record with seven points (3g-4a), including a natural hat trick, in its 12-2 victory over Latvia in the relegation round of the 2012 World Junior tournament… Tied for the Peterborough team lead in goals (34), ranked second in points (68) and third in assists (34) in 2010-11… A co-MVP of the 2010-11 Petes, and winner of the team’s hardest working player award… Peterborough’s nominee for the 2010 Red Tilson Award as the OHL’s Most Valuable Player… Missed five weeks due to a broken ankle after blocking a shot while playing in the 2010 CHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game. Closed out the season with 18 points (7g-11a) in the final seven games of the regular season upon returning from injury… Helped the United States win gold at the 2010 U-18 World Championships, posting three points (1g-2a) and 33 penalty minutes (tied for second in the tournament) in seven games… Helped Windsor win both the 2009 Robertson Cup as OHL Champion and 2009 Memorial Cup… Named the Spitfires 2009 Hiram Walker and Sons Rookie of the Year… A graduate of the Detroit Compuware program which has produced the likes of Eric Lindros, Pat LaFontaine, Brian Rolston, Mike Modano and David Legwand… The oldest of 10 children.
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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 50 25 18 7 111 115 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