Matt Watkins LW WAS 7 Months

Forward Matt Watkins, an unrestricted free agent for the Washington Capitals, is headed to Austria after signing a one-year deal with the Vienna Capitals.

Watkins leaves behind three straight seasons of one-year, two-way deals in the AHL, most recently with the Hershey Bears. Signed last offseason, the 27-year-old right winger had 27 points over 73 games. He has also played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (30 points in 68 games), Portland Pirates (36 points in 70 games) and San Antonio Rampage (57 points in 115 games) in the AHL, but has appeared just once in the NHL, for eight shifts on Feb. 21, 2012, for the Coyotes. The Vienna Capitals compete in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, Austria's top hockey league. The team has won one league title, in 2005. Watkins, a native of Regina, Canada, was classified as a "Group 3″ unrestricted free agent, meaning he had either reached the age of 27 (he did, last November) or had accumulated seven years of NHL experience, per the latest collective bargaining agreement.

Matt Watkins LW WAS Apr 18 '79

Matt Watkins has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Washington Capitals.

Watkins had 11 goals and 30 points in 68 AHL games last season. He'll spend most, if not all, of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.

Matt Watkins LW WAS Oct 31 '78

Matt Watkins was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.

Matt Watkins LW WAS Dec 03 '77

Phoenix has reassigned Matt Watkins to the minors.

He made his NHL debut on Tuesday night against Los Angeles. The 25-year-old forward logged 6:37 of ice time, while recording one hit and a minus-1 rating in the Coyotes' 5-4 shootout victory.

Matt Watkins LW WAS Nov 28 '77

Matt Watkins has been called up by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Watkins has nine goals and 27 points in 47 AHL games this season. He was selected with the 160th overall pick in the 2005 NHL entry draft.

Matt Watkins LW WAS Apr 16 '77

Matt Watkins has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Phoenix.

Watkins had 15 goals and 35 points in 64 AHL games last season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value next season.