1. Home
  2. News
  3. Wichita brings back Watts

Wichita brings back Watts

Friday, July 28th
Action photo of Brayden Watts of the Wichita Thunder

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks and American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda, announced the re-signing of forward Brayden Watts for the 2023-24 season. 

Watts, 24, returns to Wichita for a fourth season. A native of Bakersfield, California, he set new career-highs in goals (23), assists (40) and points (63) in 50 games last season. He was selected as the team's MVP and also represented the Thunder at the 2023 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic this past January. In 164 career games with Wichita, Watts has piled up 139 points (46g-93a).

Prior to turning pro, Watts 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.

Please enable Javascript to view this content

Latest News

More News
ECHL Transactions - Feb. 27
ECHL Transactions - Feb. 27
Plays of the Week - Feb. 19-25
Plays of the Week - Feb. 19-25
Saves of the Week - Feb. 19-25
Saves of the Week - Feb. 19-25
ECHL Today - Feb. 27
ECHL Today - Feb. 27
ECHL Transactions - Feb. 26
ECHL Transactions - Feb. 26
Greenville's Ingham named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week
Greenville's Ingham named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week
Tulsa's McLaughlin named Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week
Tulsa's McLaughlin named Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week
Halonen makes NHL debut
Halonen makes NHL debut
Mountain Division Notebook - Feb. 26
Mountain Division Notebook - Feb. 26

Sign Up For Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about ECHL news!

Our Sponsors