When the Rangers signed Arron Asham on July 1, 58% of readers said that they didn’t like the move.
Asham has played on the Rangers fourth line this season, averaged 6:42 per game, (with 13:05 as a season high in Tampa Bay and 1:57 as a season low in the second game of the season against the Penguins) with three shots, 11 hits and two fighting majors.
Last night, Asham scored his first goal of the season and John Tortorella was quite happy he did.
Tortorella said on MSG last night, “a guy like Ash, what he does, a lot of players won’t do it. Those type of guys who fight for their teammates, the guys who do all the dirty things, they score a goal and his teammates are certainly happy for him. You can see he is a good teammate. We talked about bringing him here, he has played on about 100 teams and every team we talked to said that he was a great guy. He was feeling it. The next shift after he was wheeling and dealing. Good for him, I’m happy for him. He has a lot of things to do in the game that a lot of other players won’t do or are willing to do.
Asham told the team’s website that he appreciated getting a regular shift and the chance to chip in offensively.
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