Maple Leafs trade Ashton, Broll to Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed restricted free agent Carter Ashton to a one-year, two-way contract worth $850,000 in July. (Graig Abel/NHLI/Getty )

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forwards Carter Ashton and David Broll to the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2016.

Ashton had zero points in seven regular season games with the Maple Leafs this season and Broll hadn’t played a game in the NHL since the pre-season.

Saskatoon’s Ashton was drafted by the Lightning 29th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft. Mississauga’s Broll, 22, was taken 152nd overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Draft.



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Ashton was suspended 20 games on Nov. 6 after testing positive for Clenbuterol, a performance-enhancing drug. In addition to his seven games with the Leafs this season, the 23-year-old had four goals, four assists in 12 games with with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. He is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Broll had no points and 79 penalty minutes 21 games with the Marlies and has also played 16 games with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL. He is set to become an RFA at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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Acquire:
  • Conditional 7th-round pick (2016)
Acquire:
  • Carter Ashton
  • David Broll