On Friday, November 13th, the Indy Fuel announced the re-signing of American defensemen Cliff Watson. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season.
Watson was originally acquired from the Kansas City Mavericks in a trade back in January. Between Kansas City and Indy, the 6’2, 190-pound defensemen appeared in a total of 53 games last season. In doing so, he put put up five goals along with 26 assists while adding 44 penalty minutes.
The native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin has appeared in 122 ECHL games. He’s done so between the Utah Grizzlies, Colorado Eagles, Kansas City Mavericks and Indy Fuel. In those 122 games, Watson, 26-years-old, has scored 24 goals along with 51 assists. He also helped guide the Eagles to the 2017-18 Kelly Cup Championship. Watson played 22 playoff games, recording two goals along with four assists.
A draft pick of the San Jose Sharks, he also skated in 37 AHL games. The 2012 sixth-round pick has appeared in games with the Utica Comets, Hershey Bears, San Jose Barracuda, Stockton Heat and Ontario Reign. This also includes the Chicago Wolves. While in the AHL, Watson tallied two goals along with five assists.