Ashton named AHL rookie of the month

The American Hockey League announced today that Norfolk Admirals right winger Carter Ashton has been named the Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for October.

Ashton, the Tampa Bay Lightning's first round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (29th overall), leads the league with nine goals and has scored 13 points in 10 games so far, which leads all AHL rookies. He recorded four multi-point performances in his first five games and ended the month with goals in four consecutive games. He was also named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 9th.

The Admirals are off to a 7-2-0-1 start and are in first place of the East Division of the Eastern Conference.