Austin Watson

Ottawa Senators logo
Age 30 Jan 13, 1992
Ann Arbor USA
Left Wing shoots right
6'4" 193 cm
204 lbs 93 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2019
Agent Murray Koontz
Draft Year 2010
Drafted Overall 18
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Nashville Predators logo

Transaction History
Apr 12, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson scored a goal and added an assist Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Apr 6, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson scored two goals in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Canadians.
Feb 16, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson has served his two-game suspension and is eligible to return Thursday versus the Sabres.
Feb 13, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson received a two-game suspension Sunday for interference on Boston's Jack Ahcan, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 12, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson will have an in-person hearing Sunday for his interference against Bruins' forward Jack Ahcan.
Jan 18, 2022 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson contributed two PIM and four hits in a 3-1 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday.
Nov 20, 2021 Activated Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson was activated off the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Saturday.
Nov 5, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Friday.
Nov 2, 2021 Activated Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (ankle) will be activated from injured reserve and be in Tuesday's lineup against Minnesota.
Nov 1, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup against Minnesota on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Oct 27, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (ankle) could return during the Senators' upcoming three-game road trip, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Oct 25, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.
Oct 10, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | According to head coach D.J. Smith, Watson (ankle) will be out for roughly four weeks, Ken Warren of The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Oct 8, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson sustained an ankle injury that is expected to keep him out of practice for the next 2-3 days, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Sep 23, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (hand) skated at Thursday's practice, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Jun 30, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson will likely be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season after fracturing his hand in March.
Apr 27, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (hand) has been ruled out of the remainder of the campaign, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Mar 29, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson underwent surgery to repair the fractures in his thumb and hand, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Mar 24, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson is facing a 4-6 week absence due to a broken hand, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Mar 23, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday versus the Flames, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Mar 12, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson notched an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers.
Mar 11, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson recorded an assist Wednesday in a 7-1 loss to the Oilers.
Feb 2, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson recorded an assist, four hits and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.
Jan 31, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson scored a goal on three shots, doled out two hits and blocked a pair of shots in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Oilers.
Jan 25, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson scored a goal on two shots, doled out five hits and added 10 PIM
Jan 23, 2021 Ottawa Senators | Austin Watson | Watson posted an assist and four hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Jets.
Oct 10, 2020 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Ottawa Senators acquired Austin Watson from the Nashville Predators for 2021 fourth round pick
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Oct 31, 2019 Nashville Predators | signed LW Austin Watson to a three-year, $4.5 million contract extension.
Mar 31, 2019 Recalled Nashville Predators | recalled LW Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Mar 25, 2019 Assigned Nashville Predators | loaned LW Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Mar 18, 2019 Nashville Predators | announced LW Austin Watson has served his suspension.
Jan 29, 2019 Suspended Nashville Predators | (NHL) suspended LW Austin Watson indefinitely as he has been placed in Stage Two of the league's substance abuse program.
Nov 14, 2018 Nashville Predators | announced LW Austin Watson has served his suspension.
Sep 12, 2018 Suspended Nashville Predators | (NHL) suspended LW Austin Watson 27 games for unacceptable off-ice conduct.
Nov 23, 2017 Nashville Predators | announced LW Austin Watson has served his suspension.
Nov 19, 2017 Suspended Nashville Predators | (NHL) suspended LW Austin Watson two games for a boarding penalty.
Jul 24, 2017 Nashville Predators | re-signed LW Austin Watson to a three-year, $3.3 million contract.
Oct 22, 2016 Recalled Nashville Predators | recalled LW Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Oct 8, 2016 Assigned Nashville Predators | assigned LW Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Jun 29, 2015 Nashville Predators | re-signed LW Austin Watson to a two-year, two-way contract.
Apr 22, 2015 Recalled Nashville Predators | recalled LW Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Sep 23, 2013 Assigned Nashville Predators | assigned LW Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Apr 25, 2013 Assigned Nashville Predators | assigned LW Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Apr 23, 2013 Recalled Nashville Predators | recalled LW Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Sep 15, 2012 Assigned Nashville Predators | assigned C Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL).
Mar 30, 2011 Nashville Predators | (Austin Watson) signed to a three-year entry level contract.
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Active Contract

Signing Team Nashville Predators logo
Signing Date October 31, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Murray Koontz
Standard Contract | 3 Years $4,500,000 1.82% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
UFA
AAV $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Nashville Predators logo
Signing Date July 24, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Murray Koontz
Standard Contract | 3 Years $3,300,000 1.47% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000
UFA
AAV $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $1,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Nashville Predators logo
Signing Date June 29, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,150,000 0.81% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017
Cap Hit $575,000 $575,000
RFA
AAV $575,000 $575,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $575,000 $575,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $575,000 $575,000
Minors Salary $100,000 $575,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Nashville Predators logo
Signing Date March 30, 2011
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $3,425,000 1.40% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $1,141,667 $1,141,667 $1,141,667 $1,141,667
Performance Bonuses $0 $300,000 $250,000 $175,000
Base Salary $0 $810,000 $810,000 $900,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $0
Total Salary $0 $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $0 $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year