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Stockton Heat Return Watson from Loan to Kansas City

October 20, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Defenseman Cliff Watson has been returned from loan from the Stockton Heat, announced Saturday by the Mavericks' AHL affiliate.

Watson, 24, signed with Kansas City prior to the season before earning a spot on Stockton's season opening roster after an impressive camp in California. Through four games this season with the Heat, Watson has an assist, six penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman won the Kelly Cup with the Colorado Eagles last season in his first full professional campaign. He laced up for five different teams in 2017-18, including Colorado, the Utah Grizzlies, and AHL Utica, San Jose and Stockton.

The Sheboygan, Wisconsin native was a sixth-round pick by the San Jose Sharks in the 2012 NHL Draft and is expected to join the Mavericks in Rapid City.

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