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Austin Watson | Winger | #51

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / NAS

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Austin Watson has three assists in four games against Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final.
He has earned a helper in each of the last two contests and he was assessed 10 penalty minutes in Game 3 on Saturday night. Watson has nine points in 20 playoff matches after producing 17 points in 77 outings during the regular season. Jun 6 - 5:31 PM

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Austin Watson registered an assist in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He also accounted for a team-high six hits in the contest. Watson leads the 2017 playoffs with 87 hits in 17 games. He also has chipped in seven points.
May 31 - 8:45 AM

Austin Watson tallied a pair of goals in Game 6 against Anaheim.

He got Nashville on the board just 1:21 into the first period and he rounded out the goal scoring in the third with an empty netter to seal Nashville's trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Watson has scored four goals in the 2017 playoffs and all of his markers came in the Western Conference Final against the Ducks. He has six points in 16 postseason appearances along with a league-leading 81 hits.
May 23 - 8:51 AM

Austin Watson scored his first career playoff goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

Watson's goal at the 2:42 mark of the second period gave the Preds their first lead of the game (2-1). Watson finished the game with one shot on goal and four hits in 14:50 of ice time. He's up to one goal and two assists in 11 games this postseason. Don't expect him to be very productive the rest of the way.
May 13 - 10:16 AM

Austin Watson has been physical in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He leads all skaters with 49 hits in eight postseason matches. Watson was credited with a game-high eight hits in Game 4 against St. Louis on Tuesday night. He has also chipped in two assists in the playoffs.
May 3 - 5:08 PM

Austin Watson scored in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win against Vancouver.

He has recorded two of his three goals this season in the past two games. In 37 appearances, Watson has contributed nine points and 46 penalty minutes.
Jan 11 - 12:39 PM

Austin Watson scored one goal, one assist, and was engaged in a fight Tuesday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3.

Watson’s assist came on the first goal of the night at the 14:52 minute mark of the first period. He scored his first goal of the season at 2:42 in the third, and his fighting penalty came at 3:30 in the second to give him the Gordie Howe hat trick. Watson has only three points on the year, so he has not been particularly fantasy relevant. Frederick Gaudreau earned his first career point on an assist for Watson’s goal.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 11:46:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have recalled Austin Watson from AHL Milwaukee with food poisoning playing a major role in what Saturday's lineup might look like.

It hasn't been a pretty sight in Nashville's locker rooms. Watson has posted just 11 points in 64 career NHL games, so we wouldn't count on him to make much of an impact.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 06:25:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have assigned Austin Watson to AHL Milwaukee.

The 24-year-old Watson has posted three consecutive seasons of at least 20 goals and 37 points, indicating it may not be much longer until he's a mainstay in Nashville's lineup.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 03:14:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have placed Austin Watson on waivers.

Nashville will likely send Watson to the AHL if he clears. He had three goals and 10 points in 57 games with the Predators in 2015-16.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

The 24-year-old has yet to play a game this postseason. Petter Granberg, Cody Bass, Eric Nystrom, Pontus Aberg, Marek Mazanec and Gabriel Bourque will also watch the game from the bench. Nashville is one loss away from being eliminated.
Mon, May 9, 2016 09:02:00 PM

Austin Watson is among the Predators scratches Sunday night against the Sharks.

Watson last played April 9. In 57 regular-season games, the 24-year-old recorded three goals and 10 points. Eric Nystrom, Petter Granberg, Pontus Aberg, Gabriel Bourque and Marek Mazanec are also scratches.
Sun, May 1, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Austin Watson will be scratched against Dallas on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points with 41 blocks and 71 hits in 55 games this season as a rookie. Not bad, but not much value either.
Source: Steve Hunt
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 55 games this season. This will be his fourth consecutive game as a healthy scratch for the Preds. Paul Gaustad, Anthony Bitetto and Gabriel Bourque will all miss the game due to injury.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 07:42:00 PM

Austin Watson will be scratched against Columbus on Saturday night.

Through the first 61 games of his career, Watson has posted just 11 points with 32 PIMs, 43 blocks, and 73 hits. So far the 24-year-old's talent hasn't quite blossomed at the game's highest level.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 07:42:00 PM

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3Pontus Aberg
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5Cody McLeod
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