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INDY RE-SIGNS FORWARD SPENCER WATSON

Thursday, September 22nd
INDY RE-SIGNS FORWARD SPENCER WATSON

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Fuel announced today that they have re-signed forward Spencer Watson for the 2022-23 season, making him the longest-tenured active member of the team.

Watson, 26, returns to the Circle City for his fourth complete season with the Fuel. The London, Ontario native has skated in 168 games for the Indy Fuel between the 2018-19 and 2021-22 seasons (2019-20 was Watson’s first complete season with the team) tallying 141 total points (76 goals, 65 assists) and only 31 penalty minutes. 

Watson is an offensive powerhouse that holds a number of Indy Fuel franchise records and is on track to complete even more. 

Watson’s current Fuel franchise records:

  • Most goals in a season: 31
    • 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons  
  • Most power play goals in a season: 11
    • 2019-20 season ​​​​​​​
  • Most power play points in a season: 24
    • 2019-20 season  
  • Longest scoring streak: 15 games
    • Nov. 16-Dec. 20, 2019 ​​​​​​​
  • Most shots in a game: 12
    • Dec. 19, 2019 vs Wheeling

Fuel franchise records he’s in the race for:

  • Franchise career games: 4th place with 168 games
    • Record held by Zach Miskovic at 254  
  • Franchise points: 2nd place at 141 points
    • Record held by Josh Shalla with 153 points ​​​​​​​
  • Franchise goals: 2nd place at 76 goals
    • Record held by Josh Shalla with 80 goals ​​​​​​​
  • Franchise assists: Tied for 5th place at 65 assists
    • Record held by Josh Shalla with 73 assists

Watson was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round of the 2014 NHL Draft (#209 overall). Prior to going pro, he had six consecutive seasons (between 2011-12  and 2016-17) where he scored 20 or more goals in a season. Since his pro-hockey debut with the Ontario Reign in 2017, he has scored 20+ goals in four seasons – 2017-18 and 2018-19 with the Manchester Monarchs and 2019-20 and 2021-22 with the Indy Fuel.

VIEW WATSON’S CAREER STATS HERE

Watson on his return to the Fuel:

Watson’s signing brings the Fuel’s 2022-23 roster total to 13 so far, with seven forwards (Bryan Lemos, Jan Mandat, Brenden Locke, Chris Van Os-Shaw, Chad Yetman, Nate Pionk and Spencer Watson), five defensemen (Cam Bakker, Chris Cameron, Kirill Chaika, Josh McDougall and Tanner Butler) and one goalie (Connor O’Brien). Stay tuned to the Indy Fuel social media pages for more player signing announcements throughout the offseason.

ABOUT THE INDY FUEL:

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, return to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for their ninth season on Friday, October 21, 2022. Get ready for the fun and view the Fuel's 2022-23 Promo Calendar! Single game tickets for the preseason games and Opening Night are on sale now. Single game tickets for all games go on sale Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.

Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube for news, updates, contests and much more.

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