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Joseph Philippe Henri Watson (April 24, 1914 – February 1, 1991) was a professional ice hockey player and coach in the NHL. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.

Phil Watson
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Born (1914-04-24)April 24, 1914
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died February 1, 1991(1991-02-01) (aged 76)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Playing career 1935–1948

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Coaching careerEdit

Soon after retiring as a player, Watson became a coach. He was head coach of:

Awards and achievementsEdit

LegacyEdit

  • Ranked No. 76 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1932–33 Montreal St. Francis Xavier MCJHL 11 10 5 15 16 2 0 0 0 0
1933–34 Montreal St. Francis Xavier MCJHL 16 7 6 13 14
1934–35 Montreal Jr. Royals QJHL 19 7 7 14 24 7 1 2 3 4
1935–36 New York Rangers NHL 24 0 2 2 24
1935–36 Philadelphia Ramblers Can-Am 22 9 5 14 32
1936–37 New York Rangers NHL 48 11 17 28 22 9 0 2 2 9
1937–38 New York Rangers NHL 48 7 25 32 52 3 0 2 2 0
1938–39 New York Rangers NHL 48 15 22 37 42 7 1 1 2 7
1939–40 New York Rangers NHL 48 7 28 35 42 12 3 6 9 16
1940–41 New York Rangers NHL 40 11 25 36 49 3 0 2 2 9
1941–42 New York Rangers NHL 48 15 37 52 58 6 1 4 5 8
1942–43 New York Rangers NHL 46 14 28 42 44
1943–44 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 17 32 49 61 9 3 5 8 16
1944–45 New York Rangers NHL 45 11 8 19 24
1945–46 New York Rangers NHL 49 12 14 26 43
1946–47 New York Rangers NHL 48 6 12 18 17
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 54 18 15 33 54 5 2 3 5 2
NHL totals 590 144 265 409 532 54 10 25 35 67

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
NYR 1955–56 70 32 28 10 74 3rd in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1956–57 70 26 30 14 66 4th in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1957–58 70 32 25 13 77 2nd in NHL Lost in semi-finals
NYR 1958–59 70 26 32 12 64 5th in NHL DNQ
NYR 1959–60 15 3 9 3 9 6th in NHL Fired
BOS 1961–62 70 15 47 8 38 6th in NHL DNQ
BOS 1962–63 14 1 8 5 7 6th in NHL Fired
PHI (WHA) 1972–73 71 37 34 0 74 3rd in East Division Lost in first round
VAN (WHA) 1973–74 12 3 9 0 6 5th in West Division Fired
NHL Total 379 135 179 65 335
WHA Total 83 40 43 0 80

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