The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Patrick Watling to a professional tryout contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced Tuesday afternoon.
Watling, 28, has skated in 14 games with the Wheeling Nailers leading the team in both goals (9) and assists (15). Last season the 6-foot, 180-pound forward tied for first on the Nailers with 48 total points (18g, 30a) in 51 games.
Watling has appeared in 168 career ECHL games with Wheeling, Tulsa and Orlando posting 57 goals and 104 assists. He has also played in 29 AHL games with the Toronto Marlies during the 2014-15 season tallying three points (2g, 1a).