Joe Watson (ice hockey)

Joseph John Watson (born July 6, 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Colorado Rockies during his National Hockey League (NHL) career. With the Flyers, he played with his younger brother Jimmy for several seasons, and was a member of the Flyers' back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams.[1] In the infamous 1976 game against the Soviet Red Army team, Watson, a defenceman and not a big scorer, scored a shorthanded goal against the great Vladislav Tretiak, causing Flyers coach Fred Shero to joke that Watson had "set Russian hockey back 25 years".

Joe Watson
Born (1943-07-06) July 6, 1943
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 19631979

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961–62 Estevan Bruins SJHL 49 6 10 16 22 10 1 3 4 4
1962–63 Estevan Bruins SJHL 53 5 24 29 74 11 2 10 12 14
1962–63 Estevan Bruins MC 6 0 2 2 2
1963–64 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 71 0 20 20 55 5 0 0 0 2
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1964–65 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 65 3 23 26 38 5 0 1 1 2
1965–66 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 69 8 24 32 58 9 1 3 4 6
1966–67 Boston Bruins NHL 69 2 13 15 38
1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 5 14 19 56 7 1 1 2 28
1968–69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 2 8 10 14 4 0 0 0 0
1969–70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 3 11 14 28
1970–71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 57 3 7 10 50 1 0 0 0 0
1971–72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 65 3 7 10 38
1972–73 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 2 24 26 46 11 0 2 2 12
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 1 17 18 34 17 1 4 5 24
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 6 17 23 42 17 0 4 4 6
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 2 22 24 28 16 1 1 2 10
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 26 30 39 10 0 0 0 2
1977–78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 65 5 9 14 22 1 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Colorado Rockies NHL 16 0 2 2 12
NHL totals 835 38 178 216 447 84 3 12 15 82

References

  1. "Jim & Joe Watson". BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved December 19, 2012.


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