The Nashville Predators have selected Austin Watson with the 18th overall pick and Watson has had a solid season with Peterborough and Windsor. Watson suffered an injury with Peterborough after being traded there from the Windsor Spitfires. He had 20 points in 10 games with Peterborough and has shown some offensive skill.
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Watson is known for his versatile two-way game, blocking shots and playing the penalty kill, but he exploded offensively when he was traded to the Petes where he scored 20 points in just 10 games. He is a power forward that can protect the puck and plays a fearless, energetic game. He also uses his stick effectively, boasting a solid shot and creating scoring changes with close-to-the-net opportunities. Watson will have to spend time in the juniors, adding more weight to his frame and polishing his offensive skills.
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