|Joseph John Watson
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 165 pounds
Born: 7.6.43 Smithers, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Traded by the Philadelphia Flyers for cash, 1.31.78
How he left: Retired during the 78-79 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
If there was one word to describe Watson as a hockey player, it'd be persistent. He was not a very skilled player, but he
was a workhorse.
That kind of dedication was what made him a regular with the Flyers when the NHL expanded to 12 teams.
He was brought in to the Rockies to help groom the young defensemen along. His time in Denver was very short-lived,
though. He was checked very hard into the boards by Wayne Babych of the St. Louis Blues, and the hit left him with a
severely broken leg. I don't want to get into the gruesome details of the break, but it was ultimately left permanently