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79 Ross Colton C

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
9%5%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
931231610:34

Player Updates

July 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Clinches Cup with Game 5 goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Colton got enough on a pass from David Savard to beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price for the lone goal. The two players who connected on the scoring play were the only members of the Lightning's game-day lineup that weren't part of the 2020 Stanley Cup squad -- Colton is a rookie and Savard was acquired at the trade deadline this year. In 23 playoff contests, Colton mustered four goals, two helpers, 46 hits, 32 shots on net and a plus-4 rating. The 24-year-old figures to start next season in a bottom-six role.

June 9, 2021 02:32 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Unlikely goal in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored an unassisted goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.

Capitalizing on a Steven Lorentz turnover, Colton headed down the ice and fired a wrist shot past Alex Nedeljkovic for the 2-0 lead in the third period. The 24-year-old has been a bit of a revelation for the Bolts, scoring three goals this postseason playing in a bottom-six role.

May 24, 2021 11:40 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Pots lone goal early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.

Colton struck just 53 seconds into the game, but he was the only Lightning player to solve Spencer Knight in the contest. The 24-year-old Colton has provided two goals, 12 PIM, 10 shots on net and nine hits through his first five playoff contests. He should continue to see work in a third-line role.

May 21, 2021 02:24 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: First career playoff goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Panthers in Game 3.

The 24-year-old tied the game in the second period to give the Lightning life, which led to four more goals in the period. Colton had nine goals and three assists through 30 games as a rookie this year.

April 10, 2021 11:20 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Keeps piling up goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 3-0 win over Nashville.

Colton opened the scoring just under seven minutes into the game, taking a feed in front from Yanni Gourde and beating Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne five-hole. It was the third straight game with a goal for Colton, who only saw 9:12 of ice time in this one. The rookie has lit the lamp in five of his last six contests, totaling seven goals in 15 games overall since debuting Feb. 24.

April 9, 2021 03:16 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Four goals in last five games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton notched the game-winning goal Thursday in a 6-4 victory over Columbus.

That's Colton's fourth goal in five games in limited ice time. And of his six tallies this season, half have been game-winners. Colton is making it easy for head coach Jon Cooper to keep him in the lineup.

April 6, 2021 10:52 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Lighting lamp in April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.

Colton snapped Joonas Korpisalo's shutout bid with 5:23 left in regulation, wiring a wrister short side from the left dot. It was Colton's third goal in four contests since the start of April, giving the 24-year-old rookie eight points and a plus-8 rating in 13 games overall this season.

April 1, 2021 10:32 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Nets game-tying goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

Colton was assigned to the taxi squad and promoted back to the active roster Thursday. He tied the game at 2-2 in the third period, and Brayden Point's second goal of the game put the Lightning ahead for good a minute later. Colton has six points, 18 hits and 11 shots on net through 10 games.

March 27, 2021 03:28 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted to the active roster Friday, according to CapFriendly.

After scoring three points in his last four games, Colton has been a healthy scratch for the Lightning's last two contests. The 24-year-old could continue shuffling between a bottom-line role and a seat in the press box as a healthy scratch.

March 22, 2021 11:20 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was demoted to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.

Colton has been hot as of late, tallying three points over the last four games. The rookie forward will likely be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Stars.

March 20, 2021 04:04 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Rises from taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted to the active roster and will play Saturday versus the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

Colton has a goal and an assist in his last two games. He's expected to continue in a fourth-line role.

March 20, 2021 12:01 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, per CapFriendly.

Colton is currently riding a modest two-game point streak with the Lightning. Barring a lineup change, expect the 24-year-old to be recalled ahead of Saturday's contest against Chicago.

March 18, 2021 11:04 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Nets game-winner Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted to the active roster and scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

Colton has three points, six shots on net and 10 hits in five appearances. He seems to have an edge for fourth-line playing time over Alexander Volkov.

March 17, 2021 10:04 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Back down to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was reassigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Colton has two points in four appearances for the Lightning. He should remain in the mix for bottom-six usage.

March 17, 2021 12:37 AM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Collects first helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton posted an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Stars.

Colton picked up his first NHL assist on Mathieu Joseph's second-period tally. Through his first four career games, Colton has two points, eight hits and a plus-2 rating. He'll continue to be in the mix for fourth-line minutes -- his current competition is Alexander Volkov.

March 16, 2021 08:21 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Promoted from taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Tuesday's game at Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Colton is expected to play in a fourth-line role, while Alexander Volkov moves out of the lineup. The 24-year-old Colton has one goal in three appearances this year.

March 12, 2021 11:56 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, according to CapFriendly.

Colton was in the lineup Thursday against Detroit for the first time since March 2. He could be recalled for Saturday's matchup with the Predators.

March 11, 2021 10:20 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted to the active roster Thursday, per CapFriendly.

Colton skated in a fourth-line role in Thursday's game versus the Red Wings. The 24-year-old will continue to compete for bottom-six minutes.

March 3, 2021 09:32 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Colton has played two of the last four games, scoring his first NHL goal and dishing out two hits. He can continue to practice and travel with the big club while on the taxi squad.

March 2, 2021 10:01 PM
Lightning's Ross Colton: Jumps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colton was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

Colton wasn't initially expected to play Tuesday versus the Stars, but he ultimately replaced Alexander Volkov in the lineup. Expect the 24-year-old Colton to stay in the mix for fourth-line minutes throughout the year.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
07/07vs MONW 1-0101+19:42
07/05@ MONL 2-3 (OT)000-111:39
07/02@ MONW 6-3000-114:19
06/30vs MONW 3-100006:51
06/28vs MONW 5-1000011:25
06/25vs NYIW 1-0000011:16
06/23@ NYIL 2-3 (OT)00009:57
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21TB3093123004101107
2019-2000000
Total3093123004101107
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21TB304619.610:3344120.450.0016013
2019-200000
Total304619.610:3244120:270:0016013
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
09/11/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Robbinsville, NJ
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
0