INDIANAPOLIS –The Indy Fuel, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, announced that they have re-signed Spencer Watson to a contract for the 2020-21 season.
Watson returns for a second season in Indy after scoring a team-record 31 goals during the 2019-20 season. The 24-year-old skated in 54 games for the Fuel last season earning 59 points (31g-28a) as well as finishing first in the league in power-play goals (11) and earning a spot in the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic.
Finishing tied for 11th in the ECHL with 59 points in 54 games, Watson was the recipient of the ECHL Sportsmanship Award for 2019-20, an award presented annually to the player who is judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability.
A seventh-round selection (209th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Watson has played 152 ECHL games between the Fuel and Manchester Monarchs and registered 145 points (78g-73a). The native of London, Ontario has skated in 28 AHL games with the Ontario Reign and Rockford IceHogs, tallying five points (2g-3a).