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Wichita re-signs Watts

Monday, August 16th
Action photo of Brayden Watts of the Wichita Thunder

WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, announced the re-signing of forward Brayden Watts for the 2021-22 season.

Watts returns to Wichita after a solid rookie season. The Bakersfield, California native recorded 30 points (10g-20a) in 62 games during his first year as a pro. He also added two helpers in four playoff games. 

Prior to turning pro, the 22-year-old played a five-year career in the Western Hockey League with Moose Jaw, Vancouver and Prince Albert. In 2019-20, he registered 61 points (29g-32a) in 61 games for Prince Albert. Overall, he collected 161 points (68g-93a) in 315 games during his junior career.

In 2018-19, he helped lead the Vancouver Giants to the WHL Championship Series, registering 38 points (12g-26a) in 57 regular-season games and adding 10 points (7g-3a) in 22 playoff games.

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