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Tim Watters
Position defenceman
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Winnipeg Jets
Los Angeles Kings
Born July 25 1959 (1959-07-25) (age 57),
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1979
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1981 – 1995

Tim Watters (born July 25, 1959 in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Tim "Muddy" Watters was a rarity in the NHL, a physical defenseman who stood under 6 feet tall and under 200 pounds. He played in the 1980 and 1988 Olympics and in 741 NHL games, quietly playing a solid though unspectacular role from 1981 through 1995 with the Winnipeg Jets and Los Angeles Kings, two teams that didn't enjoy much success or fanfare. Not having the size to out-muscle opponents, Watters learned to be in perfect position and angled shooters out of harm's way. He read the oncoming rushes very well, and thanklessly cut off passing lanes and blocked shots. He learned to tie up players' sticks and was one of the few modern players to master the hip check.

He retired from the NHL as a player after the 1995 season. He served as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins during the 1996 season, and as head coach for Michigan Tech University from 1996–97 – 1999–2000.

Watters played in 741 NHL regular season games, scoring 26 goals and 151 assists. In the playoffs, Watters scored 1 goal and 5 assists in 82 games.

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