September 22, 1987 |
Hull, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 2006
Columbus Blue Jackets
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). He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Minor and junior
Brassard played youth hockey with the Gatineau L'Intrépide, where he captained his midget team. He was selected in the second round, 18th overall, of the 2003 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Draft by the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Brassard spent most of the 2003–04 season playing midget hockey with the L'Intrépide before making his debut with the Voltigeurs where, in ten regular season games and seven playoff games, Brassard registered one assist. He spent the entire season with the Voltigeurs during the 2004–05 season, registering 76 points in 69 games. Brassard's results were enough that he was named to the CHL All-Rookie Team and the QMJHL All-Rookie Team. He was also named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year and awarded the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Brassard improved on his results during the 2005–06 season, finishing the regular season with 44 goals and 72 assists for 116 points in 58 games. He participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game and, at the conclusion of the season, was named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team, the CHL First All-Star term and was awarded the Michael Bossy Trophy for QMJHL Best Professional Prospect.
Brassard was selected in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the sixth overall pick. Considered one of the better skaters in the Draft by both NHL Central Scouting and the International Scouting Service, Brassard is said to be a "great playmaker that can score as well."[by whom?]
Brassard was returned to the Voltigeurs for the 2006–07 season but suffered a serious shoulder injury during a pre-season game and spent the rest of the season sidelined, appearing in only 14 games.
Brassard signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on September 21, 2006.
Brassard began the 2007–08 season with the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. Following his first month, he was named the AHL's Rookie of the Month. While a broken jaw sidelined him for two months, he continued to put up impressive numbers in the league.
Brassard was recalled to Columbus on January 10, 2008. However, after playing 17 games with the Blue Jackets, where he registered one goal and one assist, Brassard was sent back to the Crunch on February 27, totalling 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 off-season in Columbus with the Blue Jackets personal training staff, just as forward Jared Boll had done the previous off-season. 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, closely followed by linemate and fellow Jackets first round draft pick Jakub Voracek.
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 plus-minus rating of +12 in 31 games, leading the NHL in rookie scoring.
During the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, on April 3, 2013, Brassard was dealt in a trade deadline day deal by the Blue Jackets, along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth-round draft pick, to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Marian Gaborik and two minor league defencemen.
On July 27, 2014, Brassard signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension with the Rangers.
The 2014-15 season was a career one for Brassard, recording 19 goals and 41 assists, for a total of 60 points. He also led the Rangers in playoff goals and points.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2014–15||New York Rangers||NHL||80||19||41||60||34||19||9||7||16||20|
Achievements and awards
- 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 (October 2008)
- "Derick Brassard joueur par excellence CCM du mois de décembre". RDS. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "2003 QMJHL DRAFT". Rivals.com. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Derick Brassard". Elite Prospects. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Columbus signs C Brassard to three-year deal". ESPN. September 21, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "TSN: Blue Jackets' Brassard named Rookie of the Month for October". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- "Kekalainen injects life into Blue Jackets with Gaborik". National Hockey League. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- Peters, Chris (July 27, 2014). "Derick Brassard, Rangers agree to five-year, $25 million deal". CBS Sports. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- Derick Brassard's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Derick Brassard's player profile at NHL.com
- Derick Brassard's Golf Tournament
|Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick