J.D. Watt

Hometown:

Calgary Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-05-25

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (111th overall), 2005

Weight:

196 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Watt played 66 games with the WHL Vancouver Giants putting up 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points. He also posted an impressive 213 penalty minutes.

2005-06: The young forward topped his exceeded his previous WHL best by 24 points in eight fewer games last year with the WHL league champion Vancouver Giants.

2006-07: This was Watt’s best season in the WHL to date, a 70 game campaign with the Vancouver Giants. He racked up a career-high 34 goals and 53 points and 182 penalty minutes, which was his lowest WHL PIM total to date.

2007-08: Watt began his fourth WHL season with the Red Deer Rebels, his first look at the club from Alberta. In 29 games, he tallied seven goals and 15 points, racking up another six goals and 22 points in 29 games with the Regina Pats; he accumulated 169 penalty minutes between the two clubs in his last season with the WHL.

2008-09: The winger registered just two assists in his first season of pro hockey with QC (AHL), but what stood out most were Watt’s 146 penalty minutes. He also saw time with the Las Vegas Wrangles (ECHL), netting five goals and 14 points in 18 games, along with 51 more penalty minutes to add to his total; 16 more playoff games resulted in three more goals and seven points and a staggering 70 more minutes in the penalty box. He’ll be with Abbotsford (AHL) to begin the 2009-10 season.

Talent Analysis
Watt, a native Calgarian, is an aggressive forechecker that loves to get under his opponent’s skin. He is the type of player who will do whatever is necessary and his unbridled enthusiasm just might help him out.
Future
Watt could develop into an effective energy player.