Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Watt
The second round, 32nd overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, left-winger Mike Watt represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in the midst of his collegiate career at Michigan State. Watt joined the Edmonton Oilers after his time with the Spartans was finished.

His first season as a professional was spent primarily with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Oilers AHL farm club, but he did play up in Edmonton for 14 games. Watt managed a goal and two assists during his stint with the Oilers. That summer the Oilers lost their starting netminder, Curtis Joseph, to free agency and were in need of a new puck-stopper. The Oilers traded Watt to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Eric Fichaud on June 18, 1998.

With the Islanders, Watt became an NHL regular when he suited up for 75 games with them and scored 25 points. However, the next year, his development didn't progress as the Islanders had hoped and he found himself splitting his time between New York and their AHL affiliate in Lowell. That May, Watt was placed on waivers where he was claimed by the Nashville Predators.

Watt was again placed in the role of depth player with the Predators and spent eighteen games with Nashville and was also a twenty-goal man with their minor league club. Almost a year to the day the Predators picked him up, they traded him to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Watt failed to make the Flyers deep roster out training camp and instead reported to their farm club, the Phantoms, where he spent all of the 2001-02 schedule. After only one season in the Flyer organization, Watt was acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes in the summer of 2002 and spent the better part of the 2002-03 season with the team's AHL affiliate in Lowell.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Seaforth Centennaires OHA-D 39 15 23 38 43
1991-92 Stratford Cullitons ON-Jr.B 40 5 21 26 103
1992-93 Stratford Cullitons ON-Jr.B 45 20 35 55 100
1992-93 Canada U-18 5 1 0 1 2
1993-94 Stratford Cullitons ON-Jr.B 48 34 34 68 165
1994-95 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 12 6 18 64
1995-96 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 37 17 22 39 60
1995-96 Canada WJC-A 6 1 2 3 6
1996-97 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 24 17 41 109
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 14 1 2 3 4 -4
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 63 24 25 49 65 +7 9 2 2 4 8
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 75 8 17 25 12 -2
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 45 5 6 11 17 -8
1999-00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 16 6 11 17 6 +4 7 1 1 2 4
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 18 1 1 2 8 -2
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 60 20 20 40 48 -5 5 1 2 3 6
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 11 13 24 38 -11 5 2 1 3 6
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 9 14 23 35 -19
2003-04 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 57 11 13 24 77
2004-05 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 47 6 6 12 54
2005-06 Leksands IF Sweden 23 5 2 7 30
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Muskegon Fury UHL 68 35 44 79 32 +24 11 13 6 19 4
2007-08 Muskegon Fury IHL 49 17 32 49 27 -9
NHL Totals 157 15 26 41 41


Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton for Eric Fichaud, June 18, 1998. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from NY Islanders, May 23, 2000. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Mikhail Chernov, May 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 7, 2002. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), June 27, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Muskegon (UHL), October 29, 2006.
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