Butt tweet ! #bigass— Arron Asham (@TheRealAsham45) April 15, 2013
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.
#45 / Right Wing / New York Rangers
Apr 13, 1978
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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:
And here it is, relative to his team:
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.