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Arron Asham
Arron Asham
Right Wing
Number: 22
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 13, 1978
Birthplace: Portage La Prairie, MB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, August 7, 2007.
Drafted: MTL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (71st overall)
LAST SEASON: Posted 11g-12a-23pts overall while appearing in career-high 80
games…Eleven goals was third-highest total of NHL career, 12 assists tied for third and 23
points fourth…Recorded points in four of five contests March 25-April 5, with points in
back-to-back games March 27-30 (2a) and April 3-5 (2g-1a-3pts)…Had points in backto-
back games on three other occasions… Posted two multiple-point games, including
fifth career two-goal effort January 27 vs. Buffalo…Also had 1g-1a-2pts April 5 vs.
Toronto…Appeared in his 400th career regular-season NHL match February 22 vs.
Toronto…Scored career-high two gamewinning goals to equal total from previous
six campaigns…Finished at plus-three for his best mark since 2001-02 (+7)…Missed two
games December 19-22 with wrist injury…Averaged 75 games during each of
his four seasons with Isles…Signed free agent contract with New Jersey August 7, 2007.


2005-06: Recorded 24 points for second straight NHL campaign…Played in 300th NHL game November 25 vs. Ottawa; recorded his 100th NHL point with assist January 6 at Carolina…Played in 200th game with New York January 14 vs. Vancouver…Scored second career shorthanded goal October 20 vs. NY Rangers…Posted career-high 103 penalty minutes…Recorded 99 shots on goal after reaching century mark each of the previous two seasons…Sustained season-ending
ankle sprain March 14 at Meadowlands; missed last 18 games of season…

2004-05: Saw action in five regular-season games, as well as four playoff contests with EHC Visp

2003-04: Played in his 200th NHL game in season-opener October 9 at Washington…Reached ten-plus goal mark (12) for second straight season; total included lone career game-tying tally February 16 vs. Los Angeles…Recorded two third-period goals December 23 vs. Philadelphia… Missed 3 games November 3-8 due to neck injury…

2002-03: Appeared in 78 games during first full NHL season; games played total more than doubled previous season’s total (35)…Set career highs across the board with 15 goals, 19 assists and 34pts in first season on Long Island…Totals included career-high 4a/5pts March 25 at Chicago…Recorded career-high four power play goals, the first PP tallies of his NHL career…Scored his first Islanders’ goal with empty-net tally October 24 vs. Florida; first point with assist October 15 vs. Nashville…Notched 7 PIM in his Islanders’ debut October 10 at Buffalo… Acquired by New York from Montreal; trade came six years to the day he was drafted…

Split campaign between Montreal and Quebec (AHL) for second
straight season during last minor league stint of career…Recorded career-best plusseven
mark; improved over previous season’s minus-nine showing…

2000-01: Forty-six games played were his most in three-plus seasons with Montreal…
Maintained more than a point-a-game pace in 15 a p p e a r a n c e s w i t h Quebec…Made NHL playoff debut by appearing in 3 games; notched first point vs. Boston…

1999-00: Appeared in more NHL games (33) than AHL contests (13) for first time in pro career…Recorded first career shorthanded tally December 29 vs. Ottawa…

1998-99: Split first full pro season between Montreal and Fredericton (AHL)…

OTHER: Made pro debut by playing in 2 games with Fredericton in 1997-98…Played four seasons
of junior hockey with Red Deer (WHL).

PERSONAL: Arron has two daughters, Azilyn (7) and Ocean (4)…They reside in Winnipeg, Man.
during the off-season…Lists Seinfeld as his favorite TV show and Goodfellas as his favorite
movie…Enjoys reading MAXIM Magazine… Claims that being drafted is his most memorable
hockey moment…Eats pasta and chicken before games…Says he would be working in
construction if he were not playing in the NHL…Delivered milk as his first job…Enjoys the
music of Tragically Hip and Johnny Cash… Idolized Cash and lists him as the person he
would most like to have had dinner with.