Ross Colton

by olafson1393 on March 13, 2018
Colton, Ross



Ross Colton, C


Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190


Hometown: Robbinsville, NJ

Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 118th overall


March 2018 – The Catamount centerman showed a decrease in offensive output in his sophomore season at Vermont, though he led the team in goals with 16. The Cat's were eliminated by the University of Massachusetts in the playoffs and finished the regular season three places from the bottom of the standings in Hockey East with a 6-12-6 record. Colton will return for his junior season next fall, thus far the fourth-round selection isn't showing signs of being a future NHLer, but the NCAA route does allow prospects the extra time to develop, and the Lightning have nothing to lose by allowing him to marinate another season before making a decision on his contract. Brayden Olafson

October 2017 – The 2016 fourth-round draft-pick has been off to a strong start with the University of Vermont Catamounts. Colton is another clear example of the success that can be bred as a prospect by taking the college path. The better than point-per-game pace that Colton played at during his time with Cedar Rapids of the USHL has nearly translated to his scoring rate in Division I. Colton is beginning to take another step forward as a sophomore with the Catamounts and proving that he can justify his selection with a consistent 2-way game. There is no shortage of competition for Colton, however, and he'll have to mirror that growth in the coming years in order to earn an ELC from the Lighting before his graduation. Brayden Olafson

April, 2017 – The stocky fourth-round-pick out of the United States Hockey League transitioned to the more competitive Hockey East league this year with the University of Vermont Catamount's. The freshman impressed, finishing the season second in team scoring with a balanced 12 goals and 15 assists – it earned him recognition in both the Hockey East All-Rookie team, as well as a nomination for the Hobey Baker Award for the top collegiate player.-Brayden Olafson

June 2016- Overager Ross Colton was given a second chance during day two of the 2016 NHL Draft. The Tampa Bay Lightning selected the ‘96 born center in the 4th round after he had gone undrafted in the previous draft. Colton’s stock really took off after the USHL Top Prospects Game. Colton has a very good shot that he sets up through great cycling in the offensive zone. Finished a great year with Cedar Rapids this past season and will be attending the University of Vermont next year.


Fantasy Outlook: C


Colton will need time to develop NHL skill while in Vermont. Needs to be able to strengthen his shot and playmaking skills.




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