Phil Watson spent 13 seasons in the NHL, and with the exception of 44 games played with the Montreal Canadiens in 1943-44, was a career New York Ranger. He played in 546 regular-season games for the Blueshirts from 1935 to 1948.
Watson finished his career with 144 goals and contributed 265 assists for 409 points in 590 games. He was a member of that 1940 Rangers team that won the Stanley Cup. It would be another 54 years before the people of Manhattan got to see the Cup come back to them, thanks to the likes of Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, and Mike Richter in 1994. Watson also won a second Stanley Cup ring during his one season with the Montreal Canadiens.
In nine of his 13 NHL seasons, Watson managed to score at least ten goals in a season. His highest single-season total was 52 points, that coming in 1941-42 as a member of the Rangers. In 1943-44, as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, he scored 17 goals, bettering his previous high of 15, which he scored twice while with New York.