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Bryan Watson

Bryan Watson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: November 14, 1942
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Bancroft, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Shoots: Right
CPHL First All-Star Team (1968) CPHL Most Valuable Defenseman (1968) CPHL Most Valuable Player (1968) Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Don Johns, June 8, 1965. Claimed by Detroit from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Claimed by Minnesota from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Bill Plager and the rights to Leo Thiffault and Barrie Meissner, June 6, 1967. Traded to Oakland by Montreal with cash for Oakland's 1st round choice (Michel Larocque) in 1972 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Tom Thurlby, September, 1968), June 28, 1968. Traded to Pittsburgh by Oakland with George Swarbrick and Tracy Pratt for Earl Ingarfield, Gene Ubriaco and Dick Mattiussi, January 30, 1969. Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by Pittsburgh with Greg Polis and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Bob Hess) in 1974 Amateur Draft for Steve Durbano, Ab DeMarco Jr. and Bob Kelly, January 17, 1974. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis with Chris Evans and Jean Hamel for Ted Harris, Bill Collins and Garnet Bailey, February 14, 1974. Traded to Washington by Detroit for Greg Joly, November 30, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA) following release by Washington, March 2, 1979. Claimed by Edmonton from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 9, 1979.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery