Carter Ashton

Carter Ashton, RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 205

Born: 1991-04-01

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Drafted: 2009 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 29th Overall











November 2013 – Despite his rough season last year, Ashton was granted a large opportunity to become a regular NHLer to start the season, unfortunately he failed to seize the moment. Since the return to health and ending of a major suspension, Ashton has been bounced from the lineup and has seen a handful of games in the AHL where he has been productive. He is now back with the Leafs due to the latest Lupul injury, playing in a responsible third line role. Trevor Smith’s emergence hurts Ashton’s opportunities short term. 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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