Future Watch: Zach Aston-Reese Rookie Hockey Cards, Penguins

Future Watch: Zach Aston-Reese Rookie Hockey Cards, PenguinsFuture Watch: Zach Aston-Reese Rookie Hockey Cards, PenguinsZach Aston-Reese was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017. He first competed in the USHL and then he was a highly decorated college player and the hope was, in time, he would contribute at the NHL level.

The Staten Island, New York-born player had two average seasons in 2013-14, and 14-15 with Northeastern University. He had 8 goals and followed that up with 13 goals.

In 2015-16, things started to change. He wore the “A” and he had 14 goals and 43 points in 41 games. It’s hard to be a point-per-game player in college hockey.

In 2016-17, he was a beast. He scored 31 goals and had 63 points in 38 games. He was the Hockey East Player of the Year and a Hobey Baker Finalist. He was named a First-Team All-American as well.

After being signed he got in 10 games with Scranton in the AHL and scored eight points.

The next season the Penguins were shorthanded, and he got in 16 games netting four goals with the big club. And nine playoff games where he scored one point.

Here’s a look at his first NHL goal:

At the start of the 2018-19 season, he started the year with Scranton. In 11 games he had six goals and nine points. He got a call-up and played in 43 games where he had eight goals and 17 points. He broke his hand so that slowed his season down and he got in four playoff games to finish out his year.

Fans can find his rookie cards in 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, O-Pee-Chee Platinum, SP Game-Used, Synergy and Engrained to name a few.

Future Watch: Zach Aston-Reese Rookie Hockey Cards, Penguins – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
2017-18 23 PIT NHL 16 4 2 6 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 20 20.0 32 182 11:23 1 5 16.7 6 55 6 4
2018-19 24 PIT NHL 43 8 9 17 12 26 7 0 1 1 9 0 0 76 10.5 124 587 13:39 8 10 44.4 37 138 17 11
Career 2 yrs NHL 59 12 11 23 14 28 11 0 1 2 11 0 0 96 12.5 156 769 13:02 9 15 37.5 43 193 23 15
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/10/2019.

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