Phil Watson

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For the football (soccer) player, see Phil Watson (footballer).

Joseph Philippe Henri Watson (April 24, 1914 in Montreal, Quebec – February 1, 1991) was a professional ice hockey player and coach in the NHL.

Coaching career[edit]

Soon after retiring as a player Phil Watson became a coach. He was Head coach of

Awards and achievements[edit]

Legacy[edit]

  • Ranked No. 76 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
NYR 1955–56 70 32 28 10 74 3rd in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1956–57 70 26 30 14 66 4th in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1957–58 70 32 25 13 77 2nd in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1958–59 70 26 32 12 64 5th in NHL DNQ
NYR 1959–60 15 3 9 3 9 6th in NHL Fired
BOS 1961–62 70 15 47 8 38 6th in NHL DNQ
BOS 1962–63 14 1 8 5 7 6th in NHL Fired
PHI (WHA) 1972–73 71 37 34 0 74 3rd in East Division Lost in first round
VAN (WHA) 1973–74 12 3 9 0 6 5th in West Division Fired
NHL Total 379 135 179 65 335
WHA Total 83 40 43 0 80
Preceded by
Muzz Patrick
Head coach of the New York Rangers
1955-59
Succeeded by
Muzz Patrick
Preceded by
Milt Schmidt
Head coach of the Boston Bruins
1961-62
Succeeded by
Milt Schmidt

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