Matt Watkins

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This article is about the ice hockey player. For the rugby union footballer, see Matthew Watkins.
Matt Watkins
Born (1986-11-22) November 22, 1986 (age 28)
Aylesbury, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Vienna Capitals
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 160th overall, 2005
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2009–present

Matthew Watkins (born November 22, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract to the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 5th round (160th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Watkins was born in Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Playing career[edit]

Watkins signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 6, 2011.[1] He was assigned for the majority of the 2011–12 season to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

Watkins left the Coyotes as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with the New York Islanders on July 1, 2012.[2] He spent the duration of the 2012–13 season with the Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, posting 30 points in 68 games.

On July 8, 2013, he signed a one year, two way contract as a free agent with the Washington Capitals.[3] For the duration of his contract with the Capitals, Watkins was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears posting 27 points in 73 games of the 2013–14 season.

On July 27, 2014, Watkins signed his first European contract in agreeing to a one-year deal with Austrian club, the Vienna Capitals of the EBEL.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 2 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Vernon Vipers BCHL 60 36 38 74 53 14 4 6 10 6
2005–06 U. of North Dakota WCHA 46 5 4 9 45
2006–07 U. of North Dakota WCHA 38 6 11 17 31
2007–08 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 8 10 18 34
2008–09 U. of North Dakota WCHA 41 7 7 14 40
2009–10 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 14 4 7 11 12
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 51 12 10 22 17
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 64 15 20 35 45
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 70 11 25 36 48
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 68 11 19 30 43
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 73 10 17 27 37
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coyotes add Oystrick, Arsene, Watkins on one-year contracts". The Sports Network. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Watkins agrees to terms with Isles". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Caps sign Strachan, Leggio and Watkins to one-year deal". The Sports Network. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Matt Watkins is the new Caps center" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 

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