|Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Written by Jason Banks|
May 2013 – Struggles continued for Ashton in the new year despite having an increased role allotted to him. He only produced eight points (four goals) in the last 23 regular season games. I have pegged him as an important piece for the Marlies playoff hopes as they will need his energy, which has not diminished and his scoring potential if the team goes deep. At this point, he has just one assist - on the opening goal of the playoffs. Jason Banks
December 2012 – Ashton been playing a reduced role this season and is becoming a more responsible two-way player. He still has a deadly shot that has contributed five goals to start the season, but has been rather invisible many nights which hinders opportunity for promotion. Jason Banks
May, 2011 – Carter Ashton possesses the NHL size and gritty, physical style that Brian Burke loves and is an accountable two-way player. With decent offensive talent, Ashton burst onto the scene in his first AHL season leading the league in scoring in the first month. His inconsistencies were apparent with a major slow-down in production, finishing the season with 38 points in 63 games. While those are good numbers for a rookie, Ashton needs to round out his offensive game in order to be a top-six NHL player. - Ryan Goddard
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Ashton has modest upside but needs time to improve consistency and his offense. Ashton will provide penalty minutes and goals and is more likely a solid third-line player.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:51|