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Wednesday, 09.30.2009 / 11:42 AM MT / News
Arizona Coyotes
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Matt Watkins to an entry level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Watkins participated in training camp with the Coyotes on a professional tryout and has joined the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. The 22-year-old Watkins recently completed his senior season at the University of North Dakota, where he collected 7-7-14 and 40 penalty minutes (PIM) in 41 games. In 168 career games with North Dakota, Watkins registered 26-32-58 and 150 PIM. He was also a three-time All-WCHA Academic Team member.

A native of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Watkins recorded career-highs in goals (8) and points (18) during his junior year in 2007-08. As a freshman in 2005-06, he appeared in all 46 of the team’s games.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Watkins was originally drafted by Dallas in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map