Don Ashby

Donald Allan Ashby (March 8, 1955 – May 30, 1981) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played six seasons in the National Hockey League from 1975–76 until 1980–81.

Don Ashby
Born (1955-03-08)March 8, 1955
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Died May 30, 1981(1981-05-30) (aged 26)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Colorado Rockies
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft 3rd overall, 1975
Michigan Stags
Playing career 1975–1981

Ashby was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, and played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Edmonton Oilers in his NHL career.

Ashby played 188 career NHL games, scoring 40 goals, 56 assists and 96 points. He was drafted sixth overall by the Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft.

A few days after finishing the 1980–81 season which he played with the CHL Wichita Wind, Ashby and his wife, Terry, were involved in an automobile accident in the Okanagan Valley. The vehicle that they were driving was hit head-on by a pick up truck and Ashby died a few hours later from massive internal injuries, in the hospital in Kelowna, British Columbia.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 Kamloops Rockets BCHL 28 22 22 44
1972–73 Calgary Centennials WCHL 36 10 12 22 0 6 0 1 1 0
1973–74 Calgary Centennials WCHL 68 30 38 68 52 14 6 7 13 0
1974–75 Calgary Centennials WCHL 70 52 68 120 71
1975–76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 6 15 21 10
1975–76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 26 9 14 23 36 4 0 1 1 2
1976–77 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 19 23 42 24 9 1 0 1 4
1976–77 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 3 1 0 1 0
1977–78 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 1 2 3 0
1977–78 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 48 14 28 42 15 13 9 9 18 5
1978–79 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1978–79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 13 2 5 7 9
1978–79 Colorado Rockies NHL 12 2 3 5 0
1979–80 Colorado Rockies NHL 11 0 1 1 4
1979–80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 45 27 27 54 18
1979–80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 10 9 19 0 3 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 2 3 5 2
1980–81 Wichita Wind CHL 70 36 60 96 46 18 9 16 25 6
NHL totals 188 40 56 96 40 12 1 0 1 4
CHL totals 192 87 129 216 115 35 18 26 44 13

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The funeral Wednesday of veteran hockey player Don Ashby..." upi.com. United Press International. June 2, 1981. Retrieved June 11, 2018.

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Preceded by
Jack Valiquette
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
John Anderson