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Arron Asham
Arron Asham
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens
New York Islanders
New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 13 1978 (1978-04-13) (age 38),
Portage la Prairie, MB, CAN
NHL Draft 71st overall, 1996
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1998 – present

Arron Asham (born April 13, 1978) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Asham is known in hockey for being one of the best pound-for-pound fighters to ever play in the NHL.

Playing careerEdit

Ash was drafted 71st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with Montreal during the 1998–99 season. After parts of four seasons with Montreal, he was traded to the New York Islanders on June 22, 2002 along with a 2002 5th round draft pick for Mariusz Czerkawski. After years of going back and forth between the Canadiens and Montreal's American Hockey League affiliate, Asham became a mainstay in the Islanders lineup with his most productive offensive season to date coming during his first season with his new team, 2002–03, when he scored 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in 78 games. After four seasons with the Islanders, Asham signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils on August 7, 2007.

After the 2007–08 season, Asham became a free agent again, this time signing a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on July 7, 2008. On signing with the Flyers, Asham said, "I've always loved the way the Flyers play and I fit in here. They play hard every night. They play tough hockey and I've always admired that. I always thought I should play here and when the chance came up last summer to come here, I thought it was the best place for me and a place where I'd really have a chance to win a Stanley Cup in the next couple of years."

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 11 16 27 126 - - - - -
1995–96 Red Deer Rebels WHL 70 32 45 77 174 10 6 3 9 20
1996–97 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 45 51 96 149 16 12 14 26 36
1997–98 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 43 42 92 25 5 0 2 2 8
1997–98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
1998–99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 60 16 18 34 33 13 8 6 14 11
1999–2000 Quebec Citadelles AHL 13 4 5 9 2 2 0 5 0 2
1999–2000 Montreal Canadiens NHL 33 4 2 6 55 - - - - -
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 15 7 9 1 51 7 1 2 3 2
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 0 2 3 5 59 - - - - -
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35 5 4 9 11 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 24 9 14 23 31 - - - - -
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 78 15 10 25 57 5 0 0 0 16
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 79 12 12 24 0 5 0 1 1 4
2004–05 EHC Visp NLB 5 2 4 6 6 - - - - -
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 63 9 15 24 103 - - - - -
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 80 11 12 23 63 5 1 0 1 0
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 6 4 10 84 5 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 8 12 20 155 6 1 1 2 10
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 72 10 14 24 126 23 4 3 7 10
NHL totals 648 82 97 179 818 52 6 7 13 42

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Canada PC 5 2 3 5 4
Junior Int'l Totals 5 2 3 5 4


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