2 Cliff Watson
2 Cliff Watson
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
Position: D
Team: Sioux City (USHL)
gp 45
p 15
g 3
a 12
pim 42
+/- +14

Junior Season (2015-16): Served as team captain … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … Named a co-winner of the team’s Gitzen-Loutit Memorial Award as the most outstanding defensive player of the season … Appeared in all 37 games, scoring two goals and adding eight assists … Scored the game-winner against Bowling Green (Nov. 13) … Had a four-point game with a goal and three assists vs. Alaska (March 11) … Finished the season +10 … Attended the San Jose Sharks Development camp in July.

Sophomore Season (2014-15): Recipient of the Gitzen-Loutit Memorial Award as Michigan Tech’s most outstanding defensive player … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … Served as an alternate captain for the Huskies … Tied for second among Tech blue-liners with 13 points (3-10) in 40 outings …  Finished eighth nationally in blocked shots with 87 … Scored his first-career goal on Oct. 28 vs. Alabama Huntsville … Participated in the 2015 San Jose player development camp.

Freshman Season (2013-14): Earned the Gitzen-Loutit Memorial Award as the team's outstanding defensive player … Appeared in all 40 games with four assists on the season … Led the WCHA and ranked in the top five nationally in blocked shots with 101 … Team was 3-0-1 when Watson had a point.

Prior to Michigan Tech: Played two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL …Tallied three goals and eight assists for 11 total points in 62 games in 2012-13 …Played in 58 games in 2011-12 with 0-8=8 … Selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks (168th overall).

Personal: Son of Clifford and Helene Watson of Appleton, Wis. … Born on Dec. 21, 1993 … Has two younger brothers … Owns a 3.54 grade point average in Sports and Ftness Management.

Recent Games
Mar 4 Lake Superior State W, 8-0
Mar 10 Minnesota State W, 5-1
Mar 11 Minnesota State L, 1-0
Mar 12 Minnesota State W, 4-1
Mar 18 Bowling Green W, 3-2
Mar 25 vs. Denver L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 45 28
Points 15 8
Goals 3 2
Assists 12 6
PIM 42 36
+/- +14 +9
Power-play goals 0 0
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 15 10
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 72 42
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 1 at Minnesota Duluth L, 6-0 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 2 at Minnesota Duluth L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 8 at Minnesota State L, 4-0 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14 Alabama Huntsville W, 7-3 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 15 Alabama Huntsville T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 21 at Michigan L, 4-3 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 22 at Michigan T, 3-3 - 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 28 Northern Michigan W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Oct 29 at Northern Michigan W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 4 at Michigan State L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5 at Michigan State W, 5-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 11 Lake Superior State W, 6-1 1 0 1 1 2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12 Lake Superior State W, 4-2 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 18 at Alaska Anchorage W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 19 at Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 25 at Alaska W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 26 at Alaska W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 2 Bemidji State L, 3-1 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 3 Bemidji State W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 9 at Bowling Green W, 3-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 10 at Bowling Green W, 2-1 - 0 1 1 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 29 vs. Michigan W, 2-0 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 30 vs. Western Mich. L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 6 at Notre Dame L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 7 at Notre Dame W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 13 Alaska Anchorage T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 14 Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 20 Minnesota State T, 4-4 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 21 Minnesota State W, 4-0 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 27 at Alabama Huntsville W, 5-2 - 0 1 1 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 28 at Alabama Huntsville T, 4-4 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 3 at Bemidji State L, 4-2 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 4 at Bemidji State L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 10 Ferris State L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 11 Ferris State W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 24 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2 - 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 25 Northern Michigan L, 5-3 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 3 Lake Superior State W, 6-4 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 4 Lake Superior State W, 8-0 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 10 Minnesota State W, 5-1 1 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 11 Minnesota State L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 12 Minnesota State W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 18 Bowling Green W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 25 vs. Denver L, 5-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2013-14 40 0 4 4 30 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
2014-15 40 3 10 13 47 +6 1 0 1 1 0 0 46
2015-16 37 2 8 10 53 +10 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
2016-17 45 3 12 15 42 +14 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
Total 162 8 34 42 172 +28 1 0 1 2 0 0 206
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 45 3 12 15 42 +14 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
Conference 28 2 6 8 36 +9 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Home 20 0 6 6 16 +8 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Away 22 2 6 8 24 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Neutral 3 1 0 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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Wins 23 2 9 11 22 +19 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
Losses 15 1 2 3 10 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Ties 7 0 1 1 10 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
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October 10 0 3 3 16 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
November 8 0 1 1 12 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
December 6 1 3 4 6 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
January 8 0 2 2 2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
February 6 2 0 2 4 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
March 7 0 3 3 2 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9