Phil Watson

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Phil Watson

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

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).

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1932–33 Montreal St. Francis Xavier MCJHL 11 10 5 15 16 2 0 0 0 0
1933–34 Montreal St. Francis Xavier MCJHL 16 7 6 13 14
1934–35 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 19 7 7 14 24 7 1 2 3 4
1935–36 New York Rangers NHL 24 0 2 2 24
1935–36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 22 9 5 14 32
1936–37 New York Rangers NHL 48 11 17 28 22 9 0 2 2 9
1937–38 New York Rangers NHL 48 7 25 32 52 3 0 2 2 0
1938–39 New York Rangers NHL 48 15 22 37 42 7 1 1 2 7
1939–40 New York Rangers NHL 48 7 28 35 42 12 3 6 9 16
1940–41 New York Rangers NHL 40 11 25 36 49 3 0 2 2 9
1941–42 New York Rangers NHL 48 15 37 52 58 6 1 4 5 8
1942–43 New York Rangers NHL 46 14 28 42 44
1943–44 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 17 32 49 61 9 3 5 8 16
1944–45 New York Rangers NHL 45 11 8 19 24
1945–46 New York Rangers NHL 49 12 14 26 43
1946–47 New York Rangers NHL 48 6 12 18 17
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 54 18 15 33 54 5 2 3 5 2
NHL totals 590 144 265 409 532 54 10 25 35 67

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

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Preceded by
Muzz Patrick
Head coach of the New York Rangers
195559
Succeeded by
Muzz Patrick
Preceded by
Milt Schmidt
Head coach of the Boston Bruins
1961–62
Succeeded by
Milt Schmidt