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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Austin Watson

North American Skater - London, OHL
Final Rank:14Midterm Rank:25
Position:Left WingShoots:Right
Height:6' 3"Weight:185
Born:January 13, 1992
Born in:Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Drafted: 2010: NSH (1st Round / 18th Overall)  Nashville Predators
• 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)


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



I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round