#39 - Arron Asham - 15 Seasons in the NHL, Community Champ and more!

Arron Asham played four seasons with the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League.  He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1996 National Hockey League Draft. Asham went on to play 15 seasons in the NHL, with Montreal, the New York Islanders, the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Rangers. 

Asham retired after the 2013-14 season.  He now works for the New York Islanders in their alumni program and coaches minor hockey with the Junior Islanders organization.  He has also joined the insurance game, selling insurance in Long Island.  Asham has been the driving force behind the Chance 2 Play charity golf tournament in his hometown of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  The tournament raises money for children to play sports in Central Manitoba, and has been in existence for 15 years before the postponement in the summer of 2020 due to Covid.   

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Top Cheddar is hosted by Cam Moon (Mooner) & Rob LeLacheur (Lolly) who chat with those who have excelled in hockey and the world of business. The entertainment is plenty as we get to hear some terrific hockey stories from all of the different hockey leagues and some Stanley Cup tales for good measure. 

In addition to the great hockey stories, we chat about the career(s) they've enjoyed since leaving the ice and we get to learn how hockey has helped them through their time in business and entrepreneurship. 

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