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Don Ashby
Donashby
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Colorado Rockies
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 8, 1955(1955-03-08),
Kamloops, BC, CAN
Died May 30 1981 (aged 26),
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Pro Career 1971 – 1981

Donald Allan Ashby (March 8, 1955 – May 30, 1981) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played six seasons in the National Hockey League from 1975–76 until 1980–81.

Ashby was born in in Kamloops, British Columbia, and played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Edmonton Oilers in his NHL career.

Ashby played 188 career NHL games, scoring 40 goals, 56 assists and 96 points. He was drafted sixth overall by the Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. A few days after finishing the 1980–81 season which he played with the CHL Wichita Wind, Ashby and his wife, Terry, were involved in an automobile accident in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley in which their vehicle was hit head-on by a pick up truck. He died a few hours later from massive internal injuries in the hospital in Kelowna, British Columbia.


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