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Born April 1, 1991 (1991-04-01) (age 18),
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Tampa Bay Lightning
Regina Pats (WHL)
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2009
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career TBA – present

Carter Ashton (born April 1, 1991) is a Canadian ice hockey player who was drafted 29th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Ashton plays with the Regina Pats of the WHL. His father, Brent Ashton, played in 998 NHL games in a career that spanned from 19791993.

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Playing career

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Junior hockey

Ashton was drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the first round, seventh overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.[1] He appeared in two games with the Hurricanes in the 2006-07 season, earning no points.

Ashton's rookie season in the WHL was 2007-08. He only played 40 games, missing significant time due to injury. During the WHL playoffs that season, Ashton helped the Hurricanes reach the finals of the WHL playoffs.

Ashton had a breakout season in 2008-09, as he appeared in 70 games with the Hurricanes, scoring a team high 30 goals, while adding 20 assists for 50 points, which was the fourth highest total on the club. In the post-season, Ashton appeared in 11 games, earning three points.[1] During the 2008-09 season, Ashton played for Team Cherry in the CHL Top Prospects Game.[2] After the season, Ashton was selected 29th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Ashton attended training camp with the Lightning, and the team signed him to an entry level contract on October 2, 2009.[3]

On December 10, 2009, Ashton was traded to the Regina Pats.[4]

International play

Ashton played for Team Saskatchewan at the 2007 Canada Winter Games which were held in Whitehorse, NWT.[5] He also played for Team West at the 2007 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he served as an alternate captain on the team that won the bronze medal.[5]

After his rookie season in the WHL, Ashton played for Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament helping the team to a gold medal. Ashton finished the tournament with 1 goal and 2 assists in four games, including a goal in the gold medal win against Russia.[6]

Personal

Ashton's father Brent played 998 NHL games for 8 different franchises. He is close friends with fellow WHLers Brayden Schenn, Jared Cowen, and Jimmy Bubnick from their minor hockey days in Saskatoon.[1]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 40 5 4 9 21 19 0 1 1 12
2008–09 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 70 30 20 50 93 11 1 2 3 15
2009–10 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 28 13 13 26 52
2009–10 Regina Pats WHL 37 11 14 25 57
WHL totals 177 59 51 110 223 30 1 3 4 27

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