|Brent Kenneth Ashton
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 5.18.60 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
|How he arrived: Traded by the Winnipeg Jets with Jets' 3rd round pick in the 1982 E.D. for Lucien
How he left: Traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Dave Lewis, 10.3.83
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Ashton was moved around a lot in his 13 years in the NHL. Nine teams, all moved through trades.
He was a consistent player with a lot of size, but didn't play rough. He often played on non-playoff teams, such as was
the case with the Rockies and the Devils. He would lead the Rockies in scoring in their final season in Denver.
On the teams that he played for that did make the playoffs, usually, they took an early exit. The one team he played on
that did make a deep playoff run was the Detroit Red Wings, where they went to the Campbell Conference Finals in
both years he played for them.
He finished the 92-93 season with the Calgary Flames, and having played 998 career NHL games. He did play with the
Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL the following season, but his season and career ended there with a knee injury. His left
knee was a fragile part of his body already; he had seven operations on it in his career. The worst part about the injury
was it happened just before he was going to sign with the Los Angeles Kings.
He returned to Saskatoon and started up Brent Ashton Sportswear. He was also a frequent participant in alumni games,
and also coaches minor teams in the area.
|Entry Draft: 1979 Second Round Pick (26th overall) by the