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Watson hopes to convince Predators he's NHL ready

First-round picks face high expectations, but in hockey it's rare that a player can step in immediately and perform at the sport's highest level. Austin Watson, who heard his name called in the first round of the 2010 draft, is hoping to make that stride now with the Predators. The 22-year-old forward is entering the final year of his contract. Watson has been a top scorer...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Preview: Austin Watson

Austin Watson may be a victim of the numbers game in training camp, but can he beat the odds and crack the opening night roster?
Via Smashville 24/7
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Minutes With: Preds prospect Austin Watson

Every year during Development Camp, we pick Nashville Predators prospects, players, coaches and personalities to be a part of our Three Minutes With… interview series. The summer of 2013 is no different and we’re bringing you a great lineup this year. In today’s edition, we sit down with Milwaukee Admirals center and Predators prospect Austin Watson. Finally getting a taste...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson focused on trying to make Preds

Austin Watson gained some valuable NHL experience at the end of last season with the Predators. Now, he's looking to become a full-time NHL player this upcoming season...
Via Smashville 24/7
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson ready to compete at NHL level

Austin Watson, first-round pick of the Nashville Predators in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, made his NHL debut on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was a big day(More here)…
Via Smashville 24/7
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Watson has been recalled by Preds…

According to Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, the Nashville Predators have recalled 2010 first round pick Austin Watson. If Watson plays tonight in Chicago or Tuesday at home against the St. Louis Blues, it will be his NHL debut. Watson, 21, leads the Milwaukee Admirals in goals (20) and shots on goal (155). He’s also tied for second on the team in scoring (36 points) and power...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Incredible feed by Reid leads to Watson’s 10th of the year

Two Nashville Predators prospects hooked up for a highlight reel goal during last night’s Milwaukee Admirals game. Cam Reid, Nashville’s seventh round pick in 2009, fed a brilliant pass to 2010 first rounder Austin Watson for the Ads’ second goal of the contest. Watson would add another goal in the 4-1 victory but, really, this pass was the highlight of the night.
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Austin Watson named OHL Player of the Week

Nashville Predator prospect Austin Watson was named the OHL Player of the Week today after his London Knights team captured the OHL crown, which advances them to the Memorial Cup.Watson was also given the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award for being the MVP of the OHL playoff as he had ten goals and seven assist in 19 playoff games.The 20 year old forward prospect is in his last year of...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Austin Watson Named to Team USA Juniors Final Roster

Austin Watson, the Predators' first pick from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, was named to the final roster of this year's Team USA for the upcoming World Junior Championship that begins on Monday. Here is the link to the complete final roster and schedule of games involving Team USA. All games will be televised by NHL Network in the US and will be highlighted by a meeting with...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Preds prospect Watson cracks Team USA’s preliminary World Junior roster

Austin Watson, the Nashville Predators’ first round pick in 2010, has made the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster. If he sticks, it’ll be Watson’s first experience in World Junior Championship competition. The Ann Arbor, Michigan native plays for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. Watson has tallied 28 points in 28 games so far this season...
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December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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