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Austin Watson

26-Year-Old Left Wing – Nashville Predators

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The 2016-17 season did not get off to a good start for Watson, who was cut from training camp and placed on waivers in October. However, the Preds soon recalled him from the minors, and the 26-year-old went on to play in 77 of the next 79 games, recording a career-high 17 po...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 204   DOB: 1/13/1991   BORN: Ann Arbor, Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Austin Watson Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $3.3 million contract with the Predators in July of 2017.

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Austin Watson NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 21 NHL NSH 6 1 0 1 -2 0 4 25.0 0 0 12:42 0 0 0 1:01 2 2
2014-15 23 AHL MIL 76 26 18 44 -2 34 1 4
2015-16 24 NHL NSH 57 3 7 10 -4 32 55 5.5 0 0 10:00 0 0 0 0:02 74 45
2016-17 25 NHL NSH 77 5 12 17 14 99 90 5.6 0 0 12:26 0 0 0 0:08 143 66
2017-18 26 NHL NSH 8 1 0 1 1 7 4 25.0 0 0 11:50 0 0 0 0:06 21 9

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Austin Watson – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

11:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Austin Watson was on the ice for 11:50.

0:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Austin Watson was on the ice for 0:06 during power plays.

2:30

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Austin Watson was on the ice for 2:30 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 10:00 0:02 0:46
2016-17 12:26 0:08 1:43
2017-18 11:50 0:06 2:30

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 12:20 0:00
Oct 19 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 11:28 0:00
Oct 17 COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 8:47 0:00
Oct 14 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 12:21 0:06
Oct 12 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 14:06 0:19
Oct 10 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 13:24 0:00
Oct 7 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:48 0:25
Oct 5 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 10:22 0:00

Austin Watson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watson inked a three-year, $3.3 million deal with Nashville on Monday.

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Watson -- who ended up filling for salary arbitration -- is seeking $1.4 million, whereas the Predators have proposed an offer of $700,000, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

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Watson has filed for salary arbitration, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports.

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Watson recorded an assist Monday in Game 4 against the Penguins.

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Watson scored two goals on three shots and blocked six shots during Monday's Game 6 win over Anaheim.

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Watson recorded his first NHL playoff goal Friday, contributing to a 3-2 road win over the Ducks for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

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Watson skated just 10:13 in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs. He failed to register a point, but recorded two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM.

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Watson was held off the scoresheet Sunday against the Blue Jackets, giving him just one point in his last 15 games.

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Watson opened the scoring with an unassisted goal early in the second period of Thursday's 2-1 victory over Boston.

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Watson tallied his first goal and his second assist of the season as well as five PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Colorado.

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Waston has been held pointless through 10 games since being recalled from the AHL in October.

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Watson was called up to the Predators on Saturday, TSN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2015-16

Watson hasn't appeared in a game for the Predators since the lockout year of 2012-13, but after back-to-back 40-plus-point campaigns at AHL Milwaukee, it appears the team is preparing to clear a spot for him in 2015-16. The 23-year-old should benefit from the departures of forwards Matt Cullen and Mike Santorelli in free agency, as it's unclear if the Preds will look to replace them with veteran players. Even if Watson cracks the squad this season, he seems unlikely to win a top-six role off the bat, which might make it difficult for him to attain much fantasy relevance.

2010-11

The Preds are very keen on Watson, who was their first-round draft pick this year, with GM David Poile even comparing him to Vancouver's Ryan Kesler. However, the team is already pretty deep on the right side, with wingers Patric Hornqvist and Martin Erat both ahead of Watson on the depth chart, so it might be awhile before he's able to crack the roster. He probably won't garner any real fantasy value for another season or two, but keep an eye on him.