Arron Asham was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and began his playing career with the Red Deer Rebels in the WHL. He played there until he was drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadians, going 71st overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Asham headed to Fredericton to play for the Canadiens of the AHL and wound up being called up to play for the Montreal club in 1998-1999 for 7 regular season games. He was back down to Fredericton the season after that, however, and spent 60 games with the AHL club. Asham also spent time with the Quebec Citadelles in the AHL, dividing his time between the two AHL clubs. He bounced around between the AHL and NHL clubs for the majority of his career, only a few times playing over 30 games a season at the NHL level. Asham was sent to the New York Islanders in 2002-2003 and started to pick up more full-time ice time. He played in 78 regular season games upon his debut in Long Island and played in 79 seasons the year after that. Asham even got some playoff ice time, playing in 5 playoff games each year. The NHL lockout saw him head to the Swiss-B league for 5 games. Asham returned to the Islanders for the next two NHL seasons following the lockout. He signed with the New Jersey Devils to start the 2007-2008 season recently. Asham is a strong player along the boards and has a solid work ethic for the game. He will crash the net to create scoring chances and also fights when called upon. Asham lacks general offensive touch, however, and will probably never be called upon to be a scoring forward at the NHL level.