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15 HDTV´s and Sports Action everywhere at Bugsy´s! NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Setanta, ESPN, Fox Sports, and so much more!!

Check out our AWESOME Appetizers Monday-Friday 4-7 ALL APPETIZERS $3.50! Bugsy's Gourmet Nachos, Brushchetta, Southwestern Chicken Quesadilla, Idaho Stuffed Potato Skins, Bugsy's Meatball Sliders, Bugsy's Famous Chicken Wings, Bugsy's Famous Chicken Tenders, Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hot Garlic Bread. Great Prices on selected drinks too!

Join Us For Lunch, Happy Hour and Late Night! Great Menu Items and Specials
ALL OF THE TIME

Voted Northern Virginia's Best Pizza, Several Years Running!

All You Can Eat Pizza and Salad Lunch Buffet

Hungry after the game? Check out our Midnight Munch Buffet! 9pm to Midnight Friday & Saturdays!


 

BUGSY’S PIZZA RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR

Who is Bugsy's Bryan Watson?

Bryan Bugsy WatsonBryan Joseph "Bugsy" Watson (born November 14, 1942 in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada) is a retired National Hockey League player, where he played a defenseman for 17 years.

Watson began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens, and has also played with the Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Washington Capitals. He finished his playing career with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association. After a very brief coaching career with the Edmonton Oilers, his association with hockey ended.

In 878 NHL games, Watson scored 17 goals, had 135 assists, and amassed 2,212 penalty minutes.

Today, Watson runs a sports bar in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., which is frequented by Washington Capitals fans during the NHL season.

Awards: 1967-68 Most Valuable Player Award 1967-68 Most Valuable Defenseman Award

Coaching: Season: 1980-81 Team: Edmonton Oilers Lge: NHL Type: Associate Coach

Bryan Watson
The Whole Story

Bryan Watson had a long and colorful career in theNational Hockey League that started when there were only 6 teams and 1 division in 1962, until his retirement in 1979 when there were 16 teams and 2 divisions.

A Canadian like 99% of all NHL'ers of his era, Bryan was born in Bancroft Ontario and was recruited by the great Montreal Canadians at the age of 13, to play in their renowned Junior system with the Peterboro Petes. When he made the Junior A team at the age of 16, Scotty Bowman was his coach and Bryan ended up team captain and won Most Valuable Player in his final year.

Bryan early in his career

While coming up through the Montreal system was the best possible training for the young athlete, there was no permanent place for Watson on the big team for the next year. Bryan played the better part of the season with the Quebec Aces, where he had the true fortune to be the line mate of Doug Harvey, to this day still considered the greatest defenseman other than Bobby Orr to play the game.

NHL StatesBryan Watson Defense
Born Nov 14 1942 -- Bancroft, ONT
Height 5.09 -- Weight 170 -- Shoots R


Regular Season
Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts. PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960-61
Peterboro T.P.T's OHA 18 0 1 1 0
1961-62
Peterborough Petes OHA 50 3 16 19 0
1962-63
Peterborough Petes OHA 49 9 22 31 0
1962-63
Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 1 2 0
1963-64
Omaha Knights CPHL 9 1 1 2 12 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64
Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 0 2 2 18 6 0 0 0 2
1964-65
Quebec Aces AHL 64 1 16 17 186 5 0 0 0 35
1964-65
Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 1 1 7 -- -- -- -- --
1965-66
Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 2 7 9 133 12 2 0 2 30
1966-67
Memphis Wings CPHL 16 1 3 4 76 -- -- -- -- --
1966-67
Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 0 1 1 66 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68
Houston Apollos CPHL 50 2 37 39 293 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68
Cleveland Barons AHL 12 2 4 6 22 -- -- -- -- --
1967-68
Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 0 1 1 9 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69
Oakland Seals NHL 50 2 3 5 97 -- -- -- -- --
1968-69
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 0 4 4 35 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70
Baltimore Clippers AHL 5 1 2 3 8 -- -- -- -- --
1969-70
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 1 9 10 189 10 0 0 0 17
1970-71
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 2 6 8 119 -- -- -- -- --
1971-72
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 3 17 20 212 4 0 0 0 21
1972-73
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 1 17 18 179 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 1 4 5 137 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74
St. Louis Blues NHL 11 0 1 1 19 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74
Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 0 4 4 99 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75
Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 1 13 14 238 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76
Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 0 18 18 322 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77
Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 0 1 1 39 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77
Washington Capitals NHL 56 1 14 15 91 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78
Washington Capitals NHL 79 3 11 14 167 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79
Washington Capitals NHL 20 0 1 1 36 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79
Cincinnati Stingers WHA 21 0 2 2 56 3 0 1 1 2
WHA Totals
21 0 2 2 56 3 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 878 17 135 152 2212 32 2 0 2 70
Young Bryan WatsonBryan got his big break when he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He quickly settled in with the team and fans alike. It was that playoff in the semi-final round against the Chicago Black Hawks, where he would have his in famous 4 game run in with Bobby Hull. While the Red Wings would lose the Stanley Cup to the unbeatable Canadians in the final round, Watson's series against Hull put him in the history books of NHL and established him as a permanent favorite with Detroit fans. It was that playoff where the nickname Bugsy was started by Andy Bathgate and Gordie Howe.

Bryan Detroit Red Wings in action1968 saw Watson do a brief stint with the Oakland Seals and from there he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1969, where he played for 5 1/2 seasons. Watson, along with players such as Syl Apps, Glen Sather, Rene Robert and Coach Red Kelly helped put the Penguins on the map at the same time Roberto Clemente and Willy Stargell were anchoring the great Pirates and the new look Steelers with Franco Harris, Terry Bradshaw and Roy Gerella were making their marks in baseball and football history.

Red Wings Team ShotFrom Pittsburgh, it was back to the Detroit Red Wings where he was warmly welcomed and Bryan was sure it was the last step in his long career.

A true shock to the player came when he was traded to the Washington Capitals for Greg Jolie. The older veteran for the 1st round pick who had failed to shine with the low ranking Washington. For the worst team in the league, Watson one more time gave his all but the team simply did not have the players.

Washington Capitals PhotoThe Washington trade turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Bryan despite his initial disappointment. He and his wife Lindy quickly fell in love with the nation's capital and decide to settle there permanently, where they happily reside today.

In 1983, after hockey, Bryan and Lindy began their enjoyable and successful career in the restaurant business in neighboring historic and beautiful Old Town Alexandria as owner's of Bugsy's Restaurant & Sports BarBryan Waston for the Washington Capitals

Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar
111 King Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-683-0313
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