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Mason Appleton (born January 15, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Mason Appleton
Born (1996-01-15) January 15, 1996 (age 23)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Winnipeg Jets
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
NHL Draft 168th overall, 2015
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 2017–present

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Playing careerEdit

Appleton was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he attended Ashwaubenon High School and Notre Dame Academy.[1] He played one season of junior hockey with the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League before joining the Michigan State Spartans in 2015.[2]

Appleton was drafted in the sixth round, 168th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[3] After two seasons with the Spartans, he left college to sign a three-year entry level contract with the Jets and joined their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, for the 2017–18 season. Appleton excelled in his first professional season, winning the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as AHL Rookie of the Year and was named to the AHL's First All-Star and All-Rookie teams.[4]

Appleton made his NHL debut on December 1, 2018 against the New Jersey Devils. He recorded an assist on Andrew Copp's goal in the third period.[5] On December 20, Appleton scored his first NHL goal against Martin Jones in a 5–3 win over the San Jose Sharks.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Tri-City Storm USHL 54 12 28 40 84 7 4 4 8 12
2015–16 Michigan State Spartans B1G 37 5 17 22 32
2016–17 Michigan State Spartans B1G 35 12 19 31 37
2017–18 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 22 44 66 57 2 0 1 1 2
2018–19 Manitoba Moose AHL 40 15 17 32 24
2018–19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 36 3 7 10 4
NHL totals 36 3 7 10 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year Ref
AHL
First All-Star Team 2017–18 [4]
All-Rookie Team 2017–18 [4]
Rookie of the Year 2017–18 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mason Appleton bio". Michigan State Athletics. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame's Mason Appleton commits to Michigan State". Green Bay Press Gazette. July 18, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Appleton turning pro with Jets". Winnipeg Sun. July 13, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Appleton voted AHL's top rookie for 2017-18". theahl.com. April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Bell, Jason (December 1, 2018). "Appleton makes NHL debut count with first NHL point". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ehlers records hat trick to lead Jets past Sharks". cbc.ca. December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.

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