The Peterborough Pete’s are just 19-15-3-3. The London Knights are an Ontario Hockey League best 30-8-0-1.
In short, Nashville Predators prospect Austin Watson just went from a bubble team to a league powerhouse.
The #18 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft had 33 points in 32 games with the Petes and had an impressive nine points in five games for an underachieving Team USA squad at the 2012 World Junior tournament. At 6’3″, 187 pounds, Watson is projected to be a huge power forward once he fills out, adds muscle and cracks the National Hockey League. While that may be a couple years out, the future looks bright as far as the Predators and Watson are concerned.
Watson’s departure was rumored before the World Juniors took place. After he went to Team USA’s camp in mid-December, there were reports that, upon his return to his junior squad, he could have a new home. And now he does. Peterborough hasn’t exactly been a great team the past couple years and they wanted to rebuild for ...