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Jim Watson
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
186 lb (85 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Sharks (WHA)
Chicago Cougars (WHA)
Quebec Nordiques (WHA)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 28 1943 (1943-06-28) (age 73),
Malartic, PQ, CAN
Pro Career 1963 – 1976

Jim Watson (born June 28, 1943, in Malartic, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres, and later in the World Hockey Association with the Los Angeles Sharks, Chicago Cougars, and Quebec Nordiques.

In his NHL career, Watson played in 221 games, scoring four goals and adding nineteen assists. In the WHA, Watson played in 231 games, scoring seven goals and adding thirty-three assists. He also scored the first goal in Buffalo Sabre history against Les Binkley in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

His NHL totals were 221 games with 4 goals and 19 assists. His WHA totals were 231 games and 7 goals and 33 assists.

He retired in 1976.


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