Jimmy Watson (ice hockey)
August 19, 1952 |
Smithers, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers|
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 1972
Watson was born in Smithers, British Columbia. He played on the same team with his older brother Joe for several seasons while in Philadelphia. Both brothers won the Stanley Cup together in 1974 and 1975.
He currently coaches youth hockey for the Delco Phantoms Midget 18U-AA team. His previous team, the Philadelphia Little Flyers Midget 16U American AAA team won the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 AYHL Championship. He helps progress many young players' skills, and moves many players to junior hockey. He preaches posture to his pupils when they are on and off the ice, which he refers to as "good form", as well as teaching optimistic views to many. Jim also runs the Jim Watson Hockey Academy and Jim Watson Hockey Camp located at Iceworks Arena, Aston, PA.
He is the father of two sons who have played professional hockey. Chase Watson has played five seasons of professional hockey mostly in the ECHL. Brett Watson played in two professional games for the Wheeling Nailers.
Awards and honours
- Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy (1971–72)
- WCHL First All-Star Team (1971–72)
- Barry Ashbee Trophy (1975–76, 1977–78)
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980)
Regular season and playoffs