Ross Colton

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Age 26 Sep 11, 1996
Robbinsville USA
Center shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
202 lbs 92 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2024
Agent Lewis Gross
Draft Year 2016
Drafted Overall 118
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo

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Transaction History
Nov 25, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton (upper body) will be back in the lineup versus St. Louis on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Nov 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton (upper body) will not suit up Monday against the Boston Bruins, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Oct 26, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton notched a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Oct 14, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton capped the Tampa Bay Lightning's three-goal first period Friday and added an assist, helping to upend the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2.
Jun 20, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton notched an assist and seven PIM in Monday's 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3.
May 19, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
May 17, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on five shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
May 8, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a pair of goals on five shots and added five hits in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4.
May 3, 2022 Toronto Maple Leafs | Kyle Clifford | Clifford received a one-game suspension for boarding Ross Colton on Monday.
Apr 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton reached the 20-goal mark, scoring twice and adding an assist in Thursday's 8-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apr 20, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Apr 2, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored two goals including the game-winner and added an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 13, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton provided an assist, five shots on goal and four hits in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Mar 6, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton recorded an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jan 30, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton netted a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
Jan 22, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a pair of goals on four shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Jan 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Jan 11, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton, who cleared COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, will suit up against the Buffalo Sabres, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Jan 11, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton (not injury related) cleared COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, per Bryan Burns of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site.
Jan 8, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | The Lightning expect Colton (COVID-19) to return for Monday's game in New Jersey, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Jan 4, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was placed in COVID-19 protocols and will not play Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Dec 31, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.
Dec 5, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton notched three assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 26, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Friday's 3-0 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 11, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton has one goal in 12 games this season and is mired in a 10-game point slump.
Oct 14, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 7-6 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Aug 9, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton signed a two-year, $2.25 million contract with Tampa Bay on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Jul 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Jun 8, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored an unassisted goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5.
May 24, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 5.
May 20, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 3.
Apr 10, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators.
Apr 8, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton notched the game-winning goal Thursday in a 6-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Apr 6, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.
Apr 1, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 20, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was promoted to the active roster and will play Saturday versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Mar 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was promoted to the active roster and scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton posted an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.
Mar 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Tuesday's game at Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Feb 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | The Lightning placed Colton on the taxi squad Thursday, per CBS Sports.
Feb 24, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton centered the fourth line in Wednesday's morning skate and is expected to be promoted from the taxi squad to make his NHL debut Wednesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, Jay Recher of 95.3 WDAE Radio reports.
Feb 14, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was promoted to the taxi squad from AHL Syracuse on Sunday, per CBS Sports.
Jan 11, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ross Colton | Colton was reassigned to the Crunch of the AHL on Monday.
Oct 14, 2020 Tampa Bay Lightning | Re-signed C Ross Colton to a one-year, two-way contract.
Sep 22, 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning | Assigned C Ross Colton to Syracuse (AHL).
Sep 23, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Assigned C Ross Colton to Syracuse (AHL).
Jun 26, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Signed C Ross Colton to a two-year, two-way contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Ross Colton
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning logo 25 6 5 11 -6 14
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Mercer Chiefs 13U AAA AYHL 13U 37 31 42 73 34
2010-2011 Mercer Chiefs 14U AAA AYHL 14U 30 19 28 47 26
2011-2012 Mercer Chiefs 16U AAA 2 AYHL 16UA 19 19 5 24 12
2011-2012 Princeton Day School USHS-Prep 0 24 8 32 0
2012-2013 New Jersey Rockets 16U AAA 2 AYHL 16U 23 22 19 41 14
2012-2013 Princeton Day School USHS-Prep 0 25 22 47 0
2013-2014 Taft School USHS-Prep 24 25 18 43 0
2014-2015 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 58 18 15 33 22 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 55 35 31 66 79 Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2015-2016 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 4 1 5 0
2016-2017 Univ. of Vermont NCAA 33 12 15 27 22
2017-2018 Univ. of Vermont NCAA 36 16 7 23 47
2018-2019 Syracuse Crunch AHL 66 14 17 31 36 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch AHL 62 11 31 42 64
2020-2021 Syracuse Crunch AHL 3 1 2 3 0
2020-2021 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 30 9 3 12 16 283 60.90 53.30 0.40 53.00 -0.70 1.70 2.33 Playoffs 23 4 2 6 0
2021-2022 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 22 17 39 24 866 52.10 52.30 0.50 51.60 1.50 1.39 2.08 Playoffs 23 5 4 9 0
2022-2023 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 25 6 5 11 14
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Active Contract

Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date August 9, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Standard Contract | 2 Years $2,250,000 1.36% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,125,000 $1,125,000
RFA
AAV $1,125,000 $1,125,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,000,000 $1,250,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,000,000 $1,250,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000 $1,250,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date October 10, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Standard Contract | 1 Years $700,000 0.86% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $700,000
RFA
AAV $700,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $700,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $700,000
Minors Salary $100,000
Clauses
UFA Year
125K Guaranteed
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date June 26, 2018
Agent Lewis Gross
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,535,000 0.97% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $767,500 $767,500
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $182,500 $132,500
Base Salary $650,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $742,500 $792,500
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year