Wednesday, April 18, 2012
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have recalled forward Matt Watkins from the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Watkins appeared in 70 games with the Pirates this season, registering 11-25-36 and 48 penalty minutes (PIM). He made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on February 21 versus the Los Angeles Kings, skating in 6:37 of ice time.
Watkins was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.