Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Arron Asham
A graduate of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, Asham is known for his toughness rather than his finess or scoring ability. He averaged more than 150 penalty minutes in junior, but just as impressive was his ability to score--88 goals in his final two years.

As a result, Asham was drafted by Montreal 71st overall in 1996 NHL Entry Draft. In his first season he saw limited action, and just when he thought he had made the team in 1999-00 he suffered an abdominal injury and missed half the season.

He made a bit of a recovery in 2000-01, but played only a little more than half a year. Throughout his first four seasons of professional hockey, Asham spent most of his time honing his skills in the AHL. In 2002-03 he got a fresh start to his career, when Montreal dealt his rights to the New York Islanders. Upon his arrival on Long Island, Asham became a one of the club's more durable and feisty players. After four years on the Island, Asham was signed by the Islanders' division foes in New Jersey on August 7, 2007.

Asham appeared in 77 games with the Devils and his crash and bang style was welcomed on a relatively soft 2007-08 New Jersey squad. However, after the Devils were eliminated in the first round of the NHL playoffs, Asham's stint in New Jersey came to an abrupt end. An unrestricted free agent, Asham signed in the summer of 2008 with yet another Atlantic Division club, the Philadelphia Flyers.

Following a Cinderella-type run to the Stanley Cup Final with the Flyers in 2009-10, Asham found himself again an unrestricted free agent and on the move once more. He again chose to stay within the Atlantic Division, inking a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Portage Bantam Terriers MAHA 21 18 19 37 82
1994-95 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 11 16 27 126
1994-95 Canada U-18 5 2 3 5 4
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 +12 16 12 14 26 36
1997-98 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 43 49 92 153 -3 5 0 2 2 8
1997-98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -4
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 60 16 18 34 118 -3 13 8 6 14 11
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 33 4 2 6 24 -7
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 13 4 5 9 32 -1 2 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 2 3 5 59 -9
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 15 7 9 16 51 +2 7 1 2 3 2
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35 5 4 9 55 +7 3 0 1 1 0
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 24 9 14 23 35 +1
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 78 15 19 34 57 +1 5 0 0 0 16
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 79 12 12 24 92 -12 5 0 1 1 4
2004-05 EHC Visp Swiss-2 5 2 4 6 6 4 1 1 2 8
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 63 9 15 24 103 -5
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 80 11 12 23 63 +3 5 1 0 1 0
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 6 4 10 84 -6 5 0 1 1 2
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 8 12 20 155 0 6 1 1 2 6
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 72 10 14 24 126 -2 23 4 3 7 10
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 5 6 11 46 0 7 3 1 4 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 5 11 16 76 -5 3 0 0 0 10
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 27 2 0 2 50 +2 10 2 0 2 6
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 0 0 14 -5
2013-14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 25 3 2 5 32 +1
NHL Totals 789 94 114 208 1004 72 11 8 19 56


Traded to NY Islanders by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Marcus Paulsson) in 2002 Entry Draft for Mariusz Czerkawski, June 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Visp (Swiss-2), January 19, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 7, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 20, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1. 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.