New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Derick Brassard
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DerickBrassard
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 202
BIRTHDATE: 09/22/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2006-6 overall
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006) Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season shoulder injury. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to shoulder injury at Dallas, December 18, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 26, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and Columbus' 6th round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Chase Lang) in 2014 Entry Draft for Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle, April 3, 2013.
NHL CAREER
2013-14: Established career- highs in games played (81), goals (18), power play goals (seven), power play assists (11), power play points (18), and game-winning goals (four) ... Tied for the team lead in power play goals, tied for second in power play points, tied for third in game-winning goals, ranked fourth in goals and points (45), tied for fourth in power play assists, and ranked fifth in assists (27) ... The Rangers were 26-11-1 when he registered a point, and 13-3-1 when he tallied a goal ... Notched the game-winning goal with 13 seconds remaining in overtime on Oct. 26 at DET ... Recorded a point in 14 of 22 games from Nov. 19 vs. BOS to Jan. 4 at TOR (three goals, 13 assists over the span) ... Registered his 200th career NHL point with an assist on Dec. 29 at TBL ... Tied a career- high with an eight-game point streak from Jan. 26 at NJD to Mar. 1 at PHI (five goals, five assists over the span), and also tied his career-high with a three-game goal streak from Jan. 31 vs. NYI to Feb. 6 vs. EDM during the stretch; his point streak was the longest for any Ranger during the season ... Established a single-game career-high with eight shots on goal on Jan. 31 vs. NYI ... Tallied his second career multi-goal game, registered a season-high, three points (two goals, one assist), and posted a single-game career-high, plus-four rating on Mar. 18 at OTT ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 400th career NHL game on Apr. 5 vs. OTT ... Established playoff career-highs in games played
(23), goals (six), plus/minus rating (plus-four), game-winning goals (two), power play assists (three), and shots on goal (45), and tied playoff career- highs in points (12) and power play points (three) ... Tied for sixth in the NHL in game-winning goals ... Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals, ranked third on the team in goals, tied for fourth in plus/minus rating and power play assists, and tied for sixth in points ... Recorded the primary assist on the game- winning goal and posted a plus-two rating in Game 7 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals vs. PHI on Apr. 30 ... Led all skaters in game-winning goals (two), tied for the series lead in goals (four), and led the team in points (five) in the Metropolitan Division Finals against PIT ... Tallied the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 1 at PIT on May 2; the goal was his first career playoff overtime goal ... Established a single-game play- off career-high by registering two goals, including the game-winning goal, tied a single-game playoff career- high with three points, and posted a plus-two rating in Game 5 at PIT on May 9; became the first Ranger to record two game-winning goals on the road in one playoff series since Adam Graves in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 1996 against Montreal ... Was one of two Rangers to tally three points in Game 5 (Mats Zuccarello); the pair became the first Rangers to record three points in the same playoff game on the road since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 18, 1997 at PHI (Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier) ... Tallied five points (two goals, three assists) in his final eight playoff games ... Tied for the team lead in plus/ minus rating (plus-two), and tied for second on the team in assists (two) and points (three) in the Stanley Cup Final against LAK ... Recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating in Game 2 at LAK on June 7. 2012-13: Acquired from Colubus, along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore, and a sixth round pick in 2014, in exchange for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle, and Blake Parlett on Apr. 3 ... Tallied a career-high, four points (one goal, three assists), including a career-high, three power play points, and won 11-15 faceoffs (73%) on Apr. 3 vs. PIT while making his Rangers debut; the last time a player registered four points while making their Rangers debut was Doug Bentley on Jan. 20, 1954, vs. BOS (Elias) ... Ranked fifth on the team in points (29) and assists (17), fourth in goals (12), first in PPP (11), and is tied for first in PPA (eight), and third in PPG (three) ... Tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 13 games as a Ranger ... Led CBJ in PPA (six), ranked third in points (18), tied for first in PPP (seven), second in assists (11), and fourth in goals (seven) at the time of his trade ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 300th career NHL game on Mar. 12 vs. VAN ... Led the team and tied for ninth in the NHL in playoff assists (10) ... Led the Rangers in playoff points (12) and faceoff win percentage during the playoffs (50%) ... Tied for second on the team in playoff game- winning goals (one), fourth in playoff goals (two), and tied for sixth in playoff hits (28) ... Became the 13th Ranger in franchise history to record at least 10 assists in one playoff year, and the first since Jaromir Jagr in 2008 ... Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2 at WSH ... Registered a six-game point streak (two goals, eight assists) from May 6 vs. WSH to May 16 at BOS, the longest streak by any Ranger during the playoffs since Wayne Gretzky in 1997 (nine-game point streak) ... Tallied his first career playoff goal and assist as part of a three-point effort (one goal, two assists) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 6 vs. WSH. 2011-12: Spent his fifth season with Columbus and led the club in shooting percentage (11.2), tied for second in power-play goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) and finished third in assists and points. ... Tallied 9-20-29 and 28 penalty minutes in the season’s final 41 games. ... Scored the franchise’s 2,000th goal Oct. 18, 2011 at Dallas. ... Recorded the first multi-goal game of his NHL career with two goals, including his first NHL overtime game-winner, Feb. 3, 2012 at Anaheim. ... Registered the 100th assist of his NHL career on April 7, 2012 vs. N.Y. Islanders. 2010-11: Ranked third on the club in points, power play goals (tied) and game-winning goals (tied). ... Played the 200th game of his NHL career Apr. 8, 2011 at Nashville. ... Notched the 100th point of his NHL career Feb. 8, 2011 at Pittsburgh. 2009-10: Played the 100th game of his NHL career Jan. 21, 2010 at Boston. 2008-09: Became second Blue Jackets player to score goals in the first two games of the season. ... Named NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October 2008. ... Suffered season-ending shoulder injury Dec. 18, 2008 at Dallas. 2007-08: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 11, 2008, vs. St. Louis.

AHL CAREER
2007-08: Despite playing in only 42 games with the Syracuse Crunch, led the team in assists and was third in points. ... Was third (tied) among AHL rookies in assists and was fourth (tied) in points. ... Named the AHL Rookie of the Month for October 2007 and April 2008. ... Selected to the 2007-08 AHL Canadian All-Star Team (did not play due to call-up to Columbus). ... Led the team in playoff assists (9), while ranking second in goals (4-tied) and points (13).

JUNIOR CAREER
Played four seasons (2003-07) with Drummondville (QMJHL). ... 2006-07: Missed most of season due to a shoulder injury, but returned for the playoffs and led the Voltigeurs in playoff goals (tied), assists and points. 2005-06: Named First Team QMJHL All-Star, received the Michael Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect and was selected to play in the CHL Top Prospects.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2005: Represented Canada at the World Under-18 Junior Championships (silver medal). 2004: Played for Team Quebec at theUnder-17 World Hockey Challenge

BACKGROUND
Nickname is “Brass” ... Began playing hockey at the age of 5 and idolized Joe Sakic growing up ... Lists his favorite TV shows as Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter and Two and Half Men ... First job was cutting grass ... His favorite meal is Italian food ... Single.

TRANSACTIONS
June 24, 2006 -- Selected by Columbus in first round, No. 6 overall, of 2006 NHL Entry Draft. April 3, 2013 -- Traded to Rangers by Columbus with Derek Dorsett, John Moore, and 2014 sixth-round pick in exchange for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle, and Blake Parlett.