November 01, 2015
They say everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. Jim Watt got an extra 5 minutes.
The Duluth, Minnesota native signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues organization in 1972. Watt had gained some acclaim by geing an All American with the Michigan State Spartans.
Watt however didn't amount to much as a pro goalie. He bounced around 4 different leagues making stops in places like Denver, Fort Worth, Tidewater, Kalamazoo and Winston-Salem. With the exception of Denver, Watt's stay in each city was brief.
Watt did get a chance to play in on NHL game during the 1973-74 season. He played the third period of a game, giving up two goals.
That's it. One period. Twenty minutes. Better than most of us though!