Austin Watson

Tampa Bay Lightning, Left Wing
Age: 32-165d (Jan 13, 1992)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: US
College: Windsor
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2010
Career Earnings

$9,996,665

2023-2023 Free Agent

Austin Watson signed a 1 year , $776,665 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including $776,665 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $776,665.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $776,665
Average Salary:
$776,665
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 32 $776,665 0.93% $776,665 $776,665
2024-25 33
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2023-24 32 $776,665 $776,665 0.93%
2024-25 33
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 32 $776,665 $776,665 $776,665 $776,665 $776,665
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2022 Extension

Austin Watson signed a 3 year , $4,500,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $4,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,500,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $4,500,000
Average Salary:
$1,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2017-2019

Austin Watson signed a 3 year , $3,300,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $3,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,100,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $3,300,000
Average Salary:
$1,100,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2016

Austin Watson signed a 2 year , $1,150,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $1,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $575,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,150,000
Average Salary:
$575,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2017 / RFA
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2011-2014 Rookie

Austin Watson signed a 3 year , $2,700,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $270,000 signing bonus, $2,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $900,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $2,700,000
Average Salary:
$900,000
Signing Bonus:
$270,000
Free Agent:
2015 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$9,816,665

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2011 20
Active
$90,000
$90,000
2015 24
Active
$575,000
$665,000
2016 25
Active
$575,000
$1,240,000
2017 26
Active
$1,000,000
$2,240,000
2018 27
Active
$1,100,000
$3,340,000
2019 28
Active
$1,200,000
$4,540,000
2020 29
Injured
$1,500,000
$6,040,000
2021 30
Active
$1,500,000
$7,540,000
2022 31
Active
$1,500,000
$9,040,000
2023 32
Active
$776,665
$9,816,665
Total      
$9,816,665
$9,816,665
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2011
20
$90,000
$90,000
$90,000
2015
24
$575,000
$575,000
$665,000
2016
25
$575,000
$575,000
$1,240,000
2017
26
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$2,240,000
2018
27
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$3,340,000
2019
28
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
$4,540,000
2020
29
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$6,040,000
2021
30
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$7,540,000
2022
31
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$9,040,000
2023
32
$776,665
$776,665
$9,816,665
Total
$9,726,665
$90,000
$9,816,665
$9,816,665

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $4,450,000 $90,000 - $4,540,000
3 $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
1 $776,665 - - $776,665

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2020-21 OTT Mar 24, 2021 - May 08, 2021 0 Hand
2021-22 OTT Oct 12, 2021 - Nov 02, 2021 0 Ankle
2021-22 OTT Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 16, 2021 0 COVID-19
2023-24 TBL Jan 24, 2024 - Feb 08, 2024 0 Lower Body
  • Dec 10, 2023 Fined $2,022 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Nashville (NAS)
  • Aug 23, 2023 Signed a 1 year $776,665 contract with Tampa Bay (TBL)
  • Dec 18, 2022 Fined $4,054 Interference against Dylan Larkin (DET)
  • Feb 13, 2022 Suspended 2 games for a Hit to the head against Jack Achan (BOS), forfeiting $15,000 in 2021-22 salary with Ottawa (OTT)
  • Oct 10, 2020 Traded to Ottawa (OTT) from Nashville (NSH) for 2021 4th round pick
  • Oct 31, 2019 Signed a 3 year $4.5 million contract extension with Nashville (NSH)
  • Jan 29, 2019 Suspended indefinitely for a 2nd substance abuse violation
  • Sep 13, 2018 Suspended 18 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, forfeiting $106,451 in 2018 salary with Nashville (NAS)
  • Nov 19, 2017 Suspended 2 games for boarding Dominic Toninato (COL) forfeiting $11,828 in 2017-18 salary with Nashville (NSH)
  • Jul 25, 2017 Signed a 3 year $3.3 million contract with Nashville (NSH)
  • Jun 29, 2015 Signed a 2 year $1.15 million contract with Nashville (NAS)
  • Mar 30, 2011 Signed a 3 year $2.7 million contract with Nashville (NAS)
  • Jun 25, 2010 Drafted by Nashville (NAS): Round 1 (#18 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 18, 2022 Interference against Dylan Larkin (DET) $4,054
Dec 10, 2023 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Nashville (NAS) $2,022

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Nov 19, 2017 Boarding Dominic Toninato (COL) 2 $11,828
Sep 13, 2018 Substance Abuse 18 $106,452
Jan 29, 2019 Substance Abuse 0 $402,152
Feb 13, 2022 Hit to the head against Jack Achan (BOS) 2 $15,000
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 TB 33 2 2 4 2 17 0 0 0 0 20 77 93 0
2022 OTT 75 9 2 11 -7 79 0 0 3 0 61 165 123 7
2021 OTT 67 10 6 16 -3 88 0 0 1 0 63 213 91 7
2020 OTT 34 3 7 10 -7 41 0 0 0 1 49 100 40 6
2019 NAS 53 6 8 14 -9 50 0 0 0 2 48 131 65 6
2018 NAS 37 7 9 16 11 64 1 0 0 0 28 109 39 7
2017 NAS 76 14 5 19 2 96 0 0 4 1 78 187 123 27
2016 NAS 77 5 12 17 14 90 0 0 0 1 66 143 99 17
2015 NAS 57 3 7 10 -4 55 0 0 0 0 45 74 32 6
2012 NAS 6 1 0 1 -2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 19
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