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Austin Watson | Winger | #51

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / NAS
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Austin Watson and Petter Granberg will be scratched from Friday's match with Tampa Bay
Through 38 games in his rookie campaign, Watson hasn't had much of an impact as a 24-year-old. With just five points and 53 hits, he along with Granberg are better suited for your waiver wire. Feb 12 - 7:02 PM
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Austin Watson is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The 24-year-old in four straight games and five of his team's last six. He has two goals, five points and a minus-10 rating in 32 games this season. Anthony Bitetto is the other scratch for the Predators.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 21 - 8:15 PM

Austin Watson and Petter Granberg will both be scratched from Saturday's match with Minnesota.

Unfortunately, there isn't much fantasy value to be had here. Watson has posted just five points with 25 blocks and 42 hits through 32 games this season.
Jan 16 - 6:59 PM

Austin Watson, Anthony Bitetto and Petter Granberg will each be scratched from Tuesday's match with Winnipeg.

While Bitetto and Granberg have combined for just a single game played so far this season with Nashville, Watson has posted five points with 24 blocks and 37 hits through 30 games.
Jan 5 - 7:41 PM

With Mike Fisher returning to the lineup tonight, Austin Watson will serve as a healthy scratch.

Watson has five points in 27 games this season. The former first round pick holds no fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Austin Watson, Anthony Bitetto, and Petter Granberg will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Detroit.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between the three, but Watson at least offers a glimmer of interest. Through 27 games Watson has five points, 11 PIMs, 21 blocks, and 29 hits with 30 shots on goal. But that's with Nashville, the 23-year-old forward has scored at least 20 goals and 37 points in each of his last three seasons with AHL Milwaukee.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 07:32:00 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

This will be Watson's third straight game as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and five points in 27 games this season. Anthony Bitetto will also be a healthy scratch.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Austin Watson and Anthony Bitetto will each be scratched against the Wild onSaturday night.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between the two. Watson however has the most production as he's posted five points, 11 PIMs, 21 blocks, and 29 hits over 32 games.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

It was originally reported that Miikka Salomaki was going to be scratched, but he's taking line rushes during the pregame skate. Anthony Bitetto will also watch Thursday's game from the press box.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Austin Watson is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Boston.

Anthony Bitetto will join him in the press box. Watson has two goals and five points in 23 games this season. The 23-year-old was Nashville's first round pick, 18th overall, in 2010.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Austin Watson scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 7-5 win over Ottawa.

That's right, 7-5. Ottawa had a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes and a 5-4 lead after 40, but the Preds answered with three goals in the third period to get the win. Watson's goal gave the Predators a 4-3 lead in the second period. His assists came on goals from Mattias Ekholm and Gabriel Bourque. Watson has two goals and five points in 11 games this season.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:42:00 AM

Austin Watson (upper body) was fine to play Thursday night.

He missed Tuesday's contest because of an upper-body injury. Watson earned his first career NHL assist on a goal by Eric Nystrom to open the scoring in a 5-1 win over Anaheim. Watson has two points in four games this campaign.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Austin Watson missed Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

He is listed as day-to-day. Watson has one goal on four shots in three games this year.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Austin Watson, Athony Bitetto and Victor Bartley are the scratches for the Predators Saturday night when they take on Edmonton.

Watson, a former first round pick is the most notable scratch of the three. Coach Peter Laviolette went with the same lineup that won their season opener against Carolina Thursday.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:37:00 PM

Austin Watson scored a shorthanded goal in Nashville's 5-2 loss to Columbus on Tuesday.

Watson opened the scoring at the 9:03 mark of the first period, but the Jackets responded with five unanswered goals of their own. The 23-year-old was Nashville's first round pick in 2010 and he's spent the majority of the last three seasons with Milwaukee in the AHL. Watson is still on a two-way contract so that definitely doesn't play in his favor, but he could still make the Predators' final roster. Nashville will host Carolina in their regular season opener on October 8th.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton