Aston-Reese with the Penguins in 2018.
August 10, 1994|
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Pittsburgh Penguins|
While playing for the New Jersey Rockets of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) during the 2010-11 season, Aston-Reese also appeared in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He played two games for the Des Moines Buccaneers, as well as 25 games for the Lincoln Stars.
Aston-Reese joined the Stars full-time for the 2011-12 season. In 53 games, he recorded 5 goals and 10 assists.
After one more season with the Stars, Aston-Reese joined the Division 1 Northeastern Huskies. He played for the club for four seasons. During the 2015-16 season, the Huskies won the Hockey East Tournament championship.
On March 14, 2017, Aston-Reese (as an undrafted player) signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He joined the Penguins American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the remainder of the season, recording eight points in ten games.
Aston-Reese started the 2017–18 season in the minors, but made his NHL debut on February 3, 2018 against the New Jersey Devils. He recorded his first two NHL goals in a 6–3 win over the Ottawa Senators on February 13. On February 27, Aston-Reese suffered an upper-body injury during practice. He returned to the Penguins' lineup on March 27 after missing 13 games. Aston-Reese made his postseason debut on April 11, 2018 against the Philadelphia Flyers. On April 18, he recorded his first career playoff point, assisting on a goal by Riley Sheahan. During Game 3 of Round 2 against the Washington Capitals, Aston-Reese was checked by Tom Wilson, resulting in a broken jaw and a concussion. Wilson was suspended three playoff games for the hit.
Prior to the beginning of the 2018–19 season, Aston-Reese was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. However, he was called to the NHL on November 6, after he recorded six goals in 11 games. Aston-Reese managed to score six goals and eleven points in his next thirty games, but he broke his hand in a game against the Florida Panthers on January 8, 2019.
On July 22, 2019, the Penguins re-signed Aston-Reese to a two-year, $2 million contract extension.
His father is William Sr. and his mother is Carolyn née Buckheit. He has two older siblings: a sister and a brother named William Jr.
|2009–10||New Jersey Rockets||AtJHL||36||13||20||33||31||4||3||0||3||12|
|2010–11||New Jersey Rockets||AtJHL||25||9||20||29||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game||2012|
|HE Second All-Star Team||2016|||
|HE All-Tournament Team||2016|
|HE First All-Star Team||2017|||
|HE Player of the Year||2017|
|New England MVP||2017|||
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2016–17|||
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- "Penguins Assign Aston-Reese and Trotman to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton". NHL.com. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
- McCay, Jason (November 6, 2018). "Full of confidence, Zach Aston-Reese to return to NHL club". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
- Mackey, Jason (January 12, 2019). "Amid turnaround, Penguins gaining confidence as road warriors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Zach Aston-Reese to a Two-Year Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
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- "2016–2017 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Player of the Year
| NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
with Mike Vecchione and Tyler Kelleher