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Coyotes Recall Watkins from AHL

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

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.

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