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“Very excited to get back to Guildford, get the season started up, and hopefully play in front of our great Flames fans again,” said Watters.
Prior to his jump to the professional ranks, the native of Pickering, Ontario spent 3 full seasons with Brampton Battalion in Canada’s Major Junior Ontario Hockey League where he amassed 45 goals and 97 points in 161 starts. His best season was 2011-2012 when he was nearly a point a game skater over a 42-game stretch that saw him capture 18 goals and 17 assists during the regular schedule and the playoffs, while also taking his team’s player of the year honours.
The former alternate captain for Battalion and Royals led the latter in shots on goal in 2015-2016 and was named his club’s defensive player of the year in the same season.
“Ian was slated to be back with us for the 20-21 season that never happened, and once we announced in January that we were definitely not proceeding he opted not to go anywhere else,” explained Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“He has kept himself in good condition and is really excited to have the chance to come back. We don’t have a great deal of continuity from the last roster we had to now so keeping a high quality character who does so much on the ice and who is so well liked by his teammates is a great outcome for us. We are thrilled to have Ian back for his 4th season with us.”
Fixtures available at guildfordflames.com/fixtures.