Tim Watters

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Tim Watters
Born (1959-07-25) July 25, 1959 (age 57)
Kamloops, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1979
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1981–1995

Timothy John Watters (born July 25, 1959, in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Tim Watters was a rarity in the National Hockey League (NHL), a physical defenceman who stood under 6 feet tall and under 200 pounds. He played in 2 Olympics and well over 700 NHL games, quietly playing a solid though unspectacular role from 1981 through 1995 with the Winnipeg Jets and Los Angeles Kings, two teams that didn't enjoy much success or fanfare. Not having the size to out-muscle opponents, Watters learned to be in perfect position and angled shooters out of harm's way. He read the oncoming rushes very well, and thanklessly cut off passing lanes and blocked shots. He learned to tie up players' sticks and was one of the few modern players to master the hip check.

He retired from the NHL as a player after the 1995 season. He served as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins during the 1996 season, and as head coach for the NCAA Division I Michigan Tech Huskies from 1996–97 – 1999–2000.

Watters currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, where he works in the commercial real estate business. He also coaches youth hockey in nearby Tempe.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1980–81 [1]
AHCA West All-American 1980–81 [2]
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1981 [3]


  1. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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