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Coyotes Assign Watkins to AHL

Thursday, 02.23.2012 / 11:36 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Assign Watkins to AHL
Thursday, February 23, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have reassigned forward Matt Watkins to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Watkins made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on Tuesday versus the Los Angeles Kings, skating in 6:37 of ice time. In 48 games with the Pirates this season, he has recorded 9-18-27 and 30 PIM.

Watkins was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.

Phoenix is currently in the midst of a two-game road swing through the province of Alberta. The Coyotes will face-off against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome tonight. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. Fans can tune into FOX Sports Arizona PLUS beginning at 6:30 p.m. Check your local listings. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, 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 © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us