The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Arron Asham
to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The contract is worth $700,000 and is for the 2010-11 season.
Asham (5-foot-11, 205 pounds) played with the Philadelphia Flyers the past two seasons. He posted 24 points (10G-14A) and 126 penalty minutes in 72 games in 2009-10. Asham chipped in a career-high four goals and seven points in 23 contests in the playoffs to help Philadelphia win the Eastern Conference title and earn a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1997.
Asham, who was originally drafted by Montreal in the third round (71st overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, is a 10-year NHL veteran who has played for Montreal, NY Islanders, New Jersey and Philadelphia. The physical forward has played in 648 games in his career, totaling 82 goals, 97 assists, 179 points and 818 penalty minutes. Asham has appeared in 52 playoff games and tallied 13 points (6G-7A) in his career.
The Portage La Prairie, Manitoba native played four years with Red Deer of the Western Hockey League. In 266 career games, he notched 131 goals, 161 assists, 292 points and 602 penalty minutes.