Watson, a 19-year old who hails from the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, spent three years with the Tulsa Rampage before moving on to the NAHL where he suited up for the Wichita Falls Wildcats, the New Mexico Mustangs, and most recently, the Chicago Hitmen.
“It was a high level of hockey all around,” said the 5’8″ 170-pound Watson. “Guys always came to play no matter what and there was never much time with the puck, but I think it was great for me to experience that kind of competition and hopefully I can use that to help this team win.”
“Bobby brings a lot of skill and a lot of experience to our team,” said Jr. Oilers Head Coach Zac Desjardins. “He’s going to make a lot of plays for us and I think he’ll make the guys around him better. We’re happy to add another talented player from here in our own backyard.”
Watson, who aims to help out the family business when his junior hockey days are over, wants to take full advantage of what he says will be his final year on the ice.
“This is going to be my last year of hockey and I was looking for a place to play, so it’s great to be able to spend my final season with my hometown team,” said Watson. “It’s been great so far, we’ve got a good group of guys on this team and there are no egos out there at all.”
The Junior Oilers play their home opener at the Oilers Ice Center (6413 S. Mingo) on Friday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m. against the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Tickets are only $10 and include admission to the post-game skate with the players. For more information, call 918-632-PUCK.