Austin Watson

After nervy days, Austin Watson signs new deal with Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA – Even for players with more than 500 games of NHL experience, the start of the regular season brings about a level of excitement that comes with the end of training camp and the beginning of games that count.

For Austin Watson, a veteran of 482 career games with Nashville and Ottawa, the start of his first season as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning brings a different level of excitement after signing a one-year, one-way contract for $776,665.

“It's new for sure,’’ Watson said on Monday. “The last three years being in Ottawa with a young team that was getting better, but, to co...


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