- Tampa Bay Lightning 2009 - present
Carter Ashton is a Canadian winger on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ashton was drafted with the 29th pick in the 2009 draft by Tampa Bay. He played his junior hockey with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, where he has played 112 games over parts of three seasons. He played 2 games in 2007, but missed a large portion of his rookie season in 2007-08 due to injury. In 2008-09, Ashton impressed many scouts with a breakout season, scoring 30 goals and 50 points, along with 93 penalty minutes. He led the team in goal scoring, as well as scoring 3 points during the Hurricanes’ postseason run.