Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard was born September 22, 1987 in Hull, Quebec. The first pick, sixth overall selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Brassard honed his skills in the QMJHL with the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

A playmaking centreman, Brassard teamed with Montreal prospect Guillaume Latendresse in his first full season of junior hockey and tallied 76 points in just 69 games. The following season, Brassard broke out offensively as one of the leagues top goal scorers, tallying 44 goals, 72 assists for 116 points.

Brassard suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2006-07 and was sidelined for the majority of his final season in the QMJHL. He made his NHL debut the following season and saw action in 17 games with the Blue Jackets, and 42 with their AHL affiliate but was sidelined again due to injury.

In 2010-11, Brassard began to show the offensive abilities that made him a first round selection. In 74 games for the Blue Jackets he recorded 17 goals and 30 assists for 47 points, all career-best.

Brassard would join Salzburg EC during the 2012 NHL lockout. In six games for the club he scored four times and added an assist. He would rejoin the Blue Jackets following the conclusion of the lockout.

On April 3, 2013, the NHL's trade deadline, Brassard's time in Columbus would come to an end. He was traded to the New York Rangers as part of a package that saw Marian Gaborik sent the other way.

Brassard would establish a new career-high with 60 points during the 2014-14 season. He would follow that up with a 58-point campaign in 2015-16, which included a career-high 27 goals.

On July 18, 2016, Brassard's time in the Rangers' organization would come to an end. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators along with a seventh round draft pick in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second round draft pick.

In his first season in Ottawa Brassard's offensive totals would dip. In 81 games he scored 14 times and added 25 assists. He would bounce back the following season, notching 18 goals in just 58 games before finding himself on the move at the NHL's trade deadline. He was sent to the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of deal that included multiple players and draft picks.

Brassard suited up in 40 games for the Penguins in the first half of the 2018-19 season, but on February 1, 2019, found himself on the move once again. This time shipped to the Florida Panthers along with Riley Sheahan and a pair of draft picks in exchange for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann. Brassard's time in Florida would be short-lived however. He appeared in just 10 games for the Panthers before being moved once again at the NHL trade deadline. This time sent to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a third-round pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Gatineau Intrepide QAAA 42 7 33 40 38 5 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Gatineau Intrepide QAAA 29 19 47 66 104 4 3 7 10 6
2003-04 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 10 0 1 1 0 -1 7 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 69 25 51 76 25 -6 6 1 5 6 6
2004-05 Canada WJ18-A 6 0 4 4 6 +3
2005-06 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 58 44 72 116 92 +19 7 5 4 9 10
2006-07 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 14 6 19 25 24 +6 12 9 15 24 12
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 17 1 1 2 6 -4
2007-08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 42 15 36 51 51 +9 13 4 9 13 10
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 10 15 25 17 +12
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 9 27 36 48 -17
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 17 30 47 55 -11
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 14 27 41 42 -20
2012-13 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 6 4 1 5 6
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 34 7 11 18 16 -2
2012-13 New York Rangers NHL 13 5 6 11 0 +3 12 2 10 12 2
2013-14 New York Rangers NHL 81 18 27 45 46 +2 23 6 6 12 8
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 80 19 41 60 34 +9 19 9 7 16 20
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 80 27 31 58 30 +12 5 1 3 4 0
2015-16 Canada WC-A 10 5 6 11 4 +9
2016-17 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 14 25 39 24 +12 19 4 7 11 8
2017-18 Ottawa Senators NHL 58 18 20 38 30 -1
2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 3 5 8 4 +1 12 1 3 4 4
NHL Totals 644 141 241 382 318 78 22 33 55 38


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 pick (later traded to Minnesota - Minnesota selected Chase Lang) in 2014 NHL Draft for Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle, April 3, 2013. Traded to Ottawa by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 7th round pick in 2018 NHL Draft for Mika Zibanejad and Ottawa's 2nd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, July 18, 2016.
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