A Seaforth native will be behind the bench of the Bloomington Thunder in the United States Hockey League.
Mike Watt was announced Friday to take over as assistant coach of the team -- in collaboration with the North American Hockey League’s Amarillo Bulls.
Watt spent last season with the Bulls.
Prior to that, he spent five seasons as a high school hockey coach in Wisconsin.
He also scouted for the United States Hockey League’s Muskegon Lumberjacks during the 2012- 2013 season
Watt played junior hockey for the Stratford Cullitons
He was drafted 32nd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.
Over 5 seasons in the NHL -- he played for the Oilers, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, and Carolina Hurricanes, Watt played in a total of 157 NHL games.
Watt has played in over 650 professional hockey games and was a member of the Canadian World Junior team on two separate occasions, winning gold in 1995 -1996
All three seasons of his attendance at Michigan State, they earned a spot into the NCAA national tournament.