NHL Suspends Austin Watson 27 Games

On Wednesday the NHL announced that Predators’ forward Austin Watson has been suspended for all preseason and the first 27 games of the 2018-19 regular season, without pay, for unacceptable off-ice conduct.

Watson was charged plead no contest to to a charge of domestic assault on July 24, 2018.

Sorry, but this isn’t a strong enough statement from the NHL. Beating a woman and admitting it warrants more than one-third of the regular season.

6 thoughts on “NHL Suspends Austin Watson 27 Games

  • September 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Completely agree. I’m all for at least a season long suspension for this scumbag.

  • September 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Isint this what Vaolmonov/what ever that guys name was.
    That was the end of LA. This could be the start for NAS.
    Dropping a top4 D for same thing.
    Couple yrs later, like LA.

  • September 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    True no guarantees that Preds want him back after he is cleared to play.

  • September 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Should be full season.
    Bettman is wrong. AGAIN.
    Full stop.

  • September 13, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    “Unacceptable off-ice conduct”…????

    Hopefully team releases him. There must be an out clause for this type of behavior.

  • September 13, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Jeez, what a rotten guy!

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