Derick Brassard

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Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard.jpg
Born (1987-09-22) September 22, 1987 (age 26)
Hull, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2006
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2007–present

Derick Brassard (born September 22, 1987) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays as a centre for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Brassard was selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the 6th overall pick. Considered one of the better skaters in the 2006 Entry Draft by both NHL Central Scouting and the International Scouting Service, Brassard is said to be a "great playmaker that can score as well." In his first month with the Blue Jackets' farm team, the Syracuse Crunch, he was named rookie of the month. While a broken jaw sidelined him for two months, he continued to tear up the American Hockey League (AHL).

Brassard was recalled to Columbus on January 10, 2008.

After playing 17 games with the Blue Jackets (registering one goal and one assist), Brassard was quietly sent back to the Crunch on February 27, totaling 26 points upon his return to finish the regular season.

In an attempt to assure himself a roster spot for the 2008–09 season, Brassard, among several other players, spent the 2008 offseason in Columbus with the Blue Jackets personal training staff, just as Jared Boll had done the previous offseason. Brassard made the team out of camp for 2008–09, and performed remarkably well, being named NHL Rookie of the Month for October 2008 with the most points by any NHL rookie,[1] closely followed by linemate and fellow Jackets first round draft pick Jakub Voráček.

On December 18, 2008, Brassard was injured during the first period of Columbus' 6-5 shootout loss at the Dallas Stars during a fight with the Stars' rookie winger James Neal. In the fight, he suffered a dislocated shoulder and had to undergo surgery. At the time of his injury, Brassard had 10 goals, 15 assists, with 17 PIM and a +/- rating +12 in 31 games, leading the NHL in rookie scoring.

During the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Brassard was dealt in the deadline trade by the Blue Jackets, along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth-round draft pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marian Gaborik and two minor league defencemen on April 3, 2013.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 10 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 69 25 51 76 25 6 1 5 6 6
2005–06 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 58 44 72 116 92 7 5 4 9 10
2006–07 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 14 6 19 25 24 12 9 15 24 12
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 42 15 36 51 51 13 4 9 13 10
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 17 1 1 2 6
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 10 15 25 17
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 9 27 36 48
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 17 30 47 55
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 14 27 41 42
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 6 4 1 5 6
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 34 7 11 18 16
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 13 5 6 11 0 12 2 10 12 2
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 81 18 27 45 46 23 6 6 12 8
NHL totals 403 81 144 225 230 35 8 16 24 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Quebec U17 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 1 0 1 4
2005 Canada WJC Silver medal icon.svg 6 0 4 4 6
Junior totals 12 1 4 5 10

Achievements and awards[edit]

  • 2003-04, U17 WHC Bronze Medal
  • 2004-05, CHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2004-05, QMJHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2004-05, QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (Michel Bergeron Trophy)
  • 2004-05, QMJHL Rookie of the Year
  • 2004-05, U18 WJC Silver Medal
  • 2005-06, CHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2005-06, QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy)
  • 2005-06, QMJHL First All-Star Team
  • 2007-08, AHL All-Star Game
  • 2008-09, NHL Rookie Of The Month (10/08)

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Preceded by
Gilbert Brule
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Jakub Voracek