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Better Know a Dumb Jerk Ranger: Arron Asham

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So, here's Arron Asham. He scored the Series-clinching goal for New York last night. Now? He's the enemy. Let's learn a little more.


Arron Asham

#45 / Right Wing / New York Rangers

5-11

205

Apr 13, 1978



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2012 - Arron Asham 27 2 0 2 2 50 0 0 0 14

During the season, he was used as an easy-minute grinder. In the series against Washington, he was thrust into a shutdown role, as you can see here:

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via Some Kind of Ninja

And here it is, relative to his team:

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via Hockey Abstract

So, not exactly the best player on the Rangers, but certainly Torts trusts him.

The Bottom Line: Arron Asham is known for his pugilism and the occasional dirty hit. Like when he cross-checked Brayden Schenn in the throat and punched him when he collapsed. That's why he's got 0.27 points per game, and 1.26 PIMs. He (hopefully) won't be a consistent scoring threat, but with our D as thin as it is I think he could do some damage finishing a couple checks here or there.