|Assets:||Skates well and possesses plenty of scoring instincts. Can excel at both ends of the ice, and is a determined athlete. Owns leadership qualities.|
|Flaws:||Must learn to shoot more. Needs to continue adding more strength to fully maximize his vast potential. Has to overcome his propensity to get injured.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, but inconsistent forward with upside.|
|QMJHL||Michel Bergeron Trophy||2004-05|
|QMJHL||Rookie of the Year||2004-05|
|QMJHL||Michael Bossy Trophy||2005-06|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||2005-06|
|12/12/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|3/05/2013||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/01/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/26/2012||Signed with EC Salzburg (Austria).|
|3/09/2011||Missed 8 games (left hand injury).|
|2/17/2011||Left hand injury, injured reserve.|
|3/08/2010||Missed 2 games (hand injury).|
|3/05/2010||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|11/05/2009||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|11/04/2009||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|9/04/2009||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a four-year contract extension.|
|4/23/2009||Missed 50 regular season and 4 playoff games (shoulder surgery).|
|12/19/2008||Shoulder injury, mid-January.|
|2/26/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/10/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/30/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Returned to his junior team (Drummondville-QMJHL).|
|9/21/2006||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year contract.|
|9/14/2006||Dislocated shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/03/2013||New York Rangers traded Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Parlett to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 6th round selection in 2014.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round (6th overall) in 2006.|
Derick Brassard won't play Thurs. due to LBI | 12/12/2013 12:05 PM
NewsDerick Brassard won't play Thursday against Columbus because of a lower-body injury.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactHe won't get to play against his former teammates because he is reportedly suffering from a sore backside, which caused him to struggle through morning skate. The jokes on this one should be colorful. Brassard has 14 points in 32 games this season.
D. Brassard probable after missing practice | 12/11/2013 2:49 PM
NewsDerick Brassard missed Wednesday's practice, but he should be available on Thursday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactRangers coach Alain Vigneault was amused when asked if Brassard was dealing with a serious injury. "He fell on his posterior," Vigneault said, referencing an incident that occurred during Tuesday's game. "We gave him the day off. He should be all right tomorrow." Unless Brassard isn't on the ice again Thursday morning, we're not concerned about this particular ailment.
Derick Brssard scores in win over Penguins | 11/06/2013 10:20 PM
NewsDerick Brassard scored a goal for the Rangers in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Pittsburgh.
ImpactThe Rangers hit the Pens with a well balanced attack that saw five different players score goals in the victory. Brian Boyle, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan all found the back of the net for the Blueshirts.
Derick Brassard practices on fourth line | 11/06/2013 10:25 AM
NewsDerick Brassard skated on the fourth line during Tuesday's practice.
The Bergen Record
ImpactRangers coach Alain Vigneault feels Brassard has been inconsistent this season. He's worth keeping an eye on as Brassard does have top-six potential, but his short-term fantasy value is limited.
Derick Brassard nets goal in Rangers' win | 11/01/2013 10:00 AM
NewsDerick Brassard scored a goal in the Rangers' 2-0 victory on Thursday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactBrassard has two goals and six points in 12 games this season. He's likely to maintain that pace for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Derick Brassard has 2 assists in Rangers loss | 10/13/2013 9:18 AM
NewsDerick Brassard had two assists but it wasn't enough as the Rangers dropped a 5-3 decision to the St. Louis Blues Saturday.
ImpactBrassard now has three assists in five games. Brassard had 12 playoff points in 12 games last season after being acquired by the Rangers from Columbus in the Marian Gaborik trade. It's unlikely he is a point-per-game player but Brassard could get 50 points this season.
Derick Brassard continues Broadway hot streak | 09/17/2013 11:07 PM
NewsDerick Brassard had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 3-2 preseason win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
ImpactThe bulky centre enjoyed a solid comeback second half of the season last year after being traded from Columbus to New York as part of the Marian Hossa deal. Notching 11 points in 13 games with the Rangers in 2013 and 12 points in as many games during the playoffs, the 25 year-old looks like he's on track to eclipse his career high 47 point season in 2010-11.
Brassard, Arniel put dispute in the past | 09/13/2013 3:31 PM
NewsDerick Brassard and Rangers assistant coach Scott Arniel have put their past issues in the past.
ImpactWhen Arniel was the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Brassard ended up spending a fair amount of time in the press box during the 2011-12 campaign. "I think Arnie could be a great addition to our forwards and power play," Brassard said. "I have no hard feelings, and like the coach said with our shirts - 'Clean Slate' and everything's good between us." Brassard had 12 goals and 29 points in 47 games last season with Columbus and the Rangers.
Brassard says he lost passion in Columbus | 05/27/2013 1:01 PM
NewsDerick Brassard admitted that he had lost his passion prior to the trade to the New York Rangers.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactBrassard had seven goals and 18 points in 34 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets. After the trade he recorded 11 points in 12 regular season contests and a team-high 12 points in 12 playoff games. The stage seems to be set for him to shatter his career-high of 47 points in the 2013-14 campaign.
Derick Brassard carves out role with Rangers | 05/26/2013 7:32 AM
NewsDerick Brassard was one of the few Rangers to emerge during the team's failed postseason run.
New York Daily News
ImpactBrassard was far and away the team's leading scorer during the playoffs with 12 points in as many games and the center, acquired in the Marian Gaborik trade with Columbus, acquitted himself quite well as he enters the final year of his contract. Barring significant offseason movement, expect Brassard to be a central part of New York's offensive game plan in 2013-14.
Brassard enjoys line switch | 05/25/2013 10:06 AM
NewsRanger coach John Tortorella's line shuffle in the third period of Game 4 Thursday night was a boon to center Derick Brassard.
ImpactTortorella moved Brassard between Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan while shifting Derek Stepan between Chris Kreider and Rick Nash. The effect of this shuffle was that Zdeno Chara played when the Stepan line was on the ice giving Brassard and his unit a little more room without the 6'7" defender in their way. It will be interesting to see if Tortorella can continue to ice this alignment without the last change in Boston Saturday night.
Derick Brassard set to quarterback PP in Gm 3 | 05/21/2013 7:25 PM
NewsThe Rangers are expected to use Derick Brassard on the point of their struggling power play in Game 3 Tuesday night.
ImpactHe practiced there in the team's morning skate after playing there briefly in Game 2 and it's something he has done before. "I played the point my first year. It's different than playing in front," Brassard said. "You have to move on the blueline and make sure you shoot the puck. That's what I'm planning on doing. Our power play needs to be good and we need to score some goals." The Rangers don't have a man-advantage marker on eight opportunities against Boston in the series.
Derick Brassard's playoff point streak ends | 05/20/2013 10:23 AM
NewsDerick Brassard's six-game postseason point streak came to end in Sunday's loss to Boston.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe registered four shots and a minus-1 rating in the Rangers' 5-2 loss in Game 2 to the Bruins. Brassard's streak had been the longest in the franchise's history since Wayne Gretzky earned a point in nine straight playoff games in 1997.
Derick Brassard continues torrid postseason | 05/13/2013 11:11 PM
NewsDerick Brassard registered two assists in the New York Rangers' 5-0 Game 7 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.
ImpactBrassard is on a five-game point streak and now has two goals and nine points in these playoffs. Ever since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline, the former sixth overall pick has been on fire. In fact, Brassard has more points over his last 20 combined games with New York (19 points) than he had in 34 games with Columbus earlier this season (18). It's safe to say that not even Rangers GM Glen Sather saw this sort of production coming when he acquired Brassard from the Blue Jackets as part of the Marian Gaborik trade.
Derick Brassard is leading the charge for NY | 05/13/2013 11:42 AM
NewsDerick Brassard will carry a four-game point streak into Monday night's Game 7 against Washington.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe didn't record a point in the first two games of the series, but he has produced two goals and five assists in four contests since then to emerge as the Rangers' top playoff point getter. The former Columbus Blue Jacket has been thoroughly enjoying his first trip to the NHL playoffs. "It's been a lot of fun," Brassard said. "I've been in the league for five years and this is the first time in my career that it's happening. I'm having a lot of fun with the guys here. We have a good team and I like the atmosphere, the leadership that we have. I'm just trying to help out. Right now it's working. At the end of the day, we haven't won the series yet, and I'm going to try to help the team win [tonight]."
Derick Brassard scores winner in Game 6 | 05/12/2013 10:10 PM
NewsDerick Brassard scored the only goal in the Rangers' 1-0 win over Washington in Game Six of their series Sunday afternoon.
ImpactBrassard has given the Rangers a much-needed jolt on offense since he was acquired from Columbus at the trade deadline with 11 points in 13 regular season contests as well as seven points in six postseason games. John Moore and Mats Zuccarello drew assists on Brassard's marker.
Derick Brassard begins to heat up again | 05/09/2013 12:03 PM
NewsDerick Brassard contributed two assists in New York's 4-3 win against Washington in Game 5 Wednesday night.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe has racked up five points in his past two playoff games and two of them have come on the power play. Brassard had 11 points in 13 games with the Rangers after being acquired from Columbus and now he's starting to heat up in his first appearance in the playoffs.
Derick Brassard finally looks comfortable | 05/06/2013 11:18 PM
NewsDerick Brassard ended the Rangers' power-play drought and added two assists in New York's 4-3 Game 3 win over Washington.
ImpactBrassard was the Rangers' best offensive player all night, which is as much an indictment of some of their high-priced offensive talent as it is a complement to Brassard. The former Blue Jacket has been very good for the most part since joining the Rangers at the traded deadline, but Brassard was bumped to the fourth line after two sub-par games to start the series. While he remained on that line most of the game, his assist on Arron Asham's goal should get him ensure he's out of John Tortorella's doghouse for now.
Derick Brassard scores in loss to Florida | 04/23/2013 11:01 PM
NewsDerick Brassard netted a goal in New York's 3-2 loss to Florida Tuesday.
ImpactHe has three goals and nine points in 10 games since being traded from Columbus to the Rangers. Taylor Pyatt had the team's other marker in the defeat against the lowly Panthers.
Tortorella's happy with Derick Brassard | 04/15/2013 9:02 AM
NewsRangers coach John Tortorella is happy about how the addition of Derick Brassard has bolstered the team up the middle.
ImpactBrassard was acquired by the Rangers as part of the Marian Gaborik deal. Brassard has a goal and six points in six games with the Rangers. "We found that out really quickly when we started playing this year that we lost the middle of our lineup," Tortorella said. "I don't think any of us really felt how naked we'd really be. I felt it the first game. It has added a little more grind to our game, and I think we're going to need that as we go through the stretch here and if we go into the playoffs." Look for Brassard to stay hot as the Rangers continue their heated battle for a postseason spot.
Derick Brassard enjoys impressive NYR debut | 04/04/2013 10:44 AM
NewsDerick Brassard enjoyed a remarkable Rangers debut Wednesday night after being acquired from Columbus.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe generated a goal and added three assists in New York's 6-1 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brassard didn't have much time to think about being traded by the team that drafted him sixth overall in 2006 as he was quickly thrust into game action following the move. "Honestly, when you don't think during the day and you just show up, sometimes you play your best game," he said. "You just jump out there and make plays. I'm going to remember this the rest of my life, for sure." He also won 11 of 15 faceoffs and finished with nearly 13 minutes of ice time.
Rangers get Derick Brassard from Columbus | 04/03/2013 2:58 PM
NewsDerick Brassard has been traded to the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe has skated in 309 games in his NHL career with Columbus after being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2006 draft. Brassard has seven goals and 18 points in 34 games this season.
Derick Brassard on a points streak | 03/15/2013 9:01 AM
NewsDerick Brassard has been one of the Blue Jackets' better players as of late.
ImpactHe is on a four-game points streak (one goal, three assists) and seems to be getting more scoring opportunities. Brassard has teased us before with his potential. However, it is always possible that one of these days he will see the light and realize all of that pent-up talent. You don't want to miss that do you?
Derick Brassard scores in win over Red Wings | 03/10/2013 7:58 PM
NewsDerick Brassard scored his fourth goal of the season for Columbus in a 3-2 shootout win over Detroit.
ImpactBrassard has been mediocre this season, but has scored just enough not to be considered a major disappointment. It was a big day for underachievers as R.J. Umberger also found the back of the net in the victory.
Derick Brassard makes return to Blue Jackets | 03/06/2013 8:58 AM
NewsDerick Brassard (upper body) had an assist in his first game back with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactBrassard, who missed a week with the ailment, finished Tuesday's game with three hits and a plus-1 rating. He also played just under 15 minutes. Brassard has three goals and 11 points this season but his limited role on a below-average team makes him difficult to recommend.
| 03/06/2013 2:27 AM
NewsDerick Brassard returned to action on Tuesday March 5.
Derick Brassard to practice on Tuesday | 03/05/2013 8:51 AM
NewsLook for Derick Brassard (upper body) to practice on Tuesday.
ImpactBrassard suffered the upper body injury a week ago and it was thought at the time that Brassard would be out a week or two. Brassard has three goals and 10 points in 20 games but his minus-eight rating gives him very little overall fantasy value at this time. He is hoping to get back in the lineup Tuesday and will likely be a game time decision.
Derick Brassard out 1-2 weeks with UBI | 02/27/2013 6:53 PM
NewsDerick Brassard is slated to miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury.
ImpactCoach Todd Richards said the ailment is "not a head injury" so at least that's some good news. The Jackets have been bitten hard by the injury bug, as Brassard joins Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Jack Johnson and James Wisniewski on the sidelines.
Jackets will re-evaluate Brassard Wednesday | 02/27/2013 9:58 AM
NewsDerick Brassard (upper body) will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
ImpactBrassard left Tuesday's game in the second period due to the ailment. Consider him day-to-day until we know more.
Derick Brassard exits Tuesday's game with UBI | 02/26/2013 10:25 PM
NewsDerick Brassard exited Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe logged 9:44 of ice time prior to being forced out of the game and it was reported that he wouldn't be returning. Brassard entered the match against Dallas with three goals and 10 points in 19 games. We'll update his condition when more information is provided.
Lowly Columbus intends to play Chicago tough | 02/24/2013 11:29 AM
NewsThe Blue Jackets' six-game trip - a difficult stretch through four time zones and against some of the Western Conference's toughest teams - ends tonight with the biggest test yet.
ImpactThe Chicago Blackhawks are the hottest team in the NHL this season, and the United Center has become one of the toughest arenas in the league. The Blackhawks (14-0-3) have set a league record with a 17-game point streak to open the season. "We know how good a team they are and how hard it is to play there," center Derick Brassard said. "We'll try to make the game into the kind of game they don't want to play. We have to make them play 200 feet from our net as much as possible." The Blue Jackets played pretty well in the first meeting, a 3-1 Chicago win on Jan. 26. "It could have gone either way in that game," Brassard said, "and I think they know that, too." Columbus has lost eight straight (0-7-1) against Chicago, dating to April 1, 2011.
Derick Brassard scores in 3-2 loss to Ducks | 02/19/2013 3:54 AM
NewsDerick Brassard scored his third goal of the season in the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
ImpactThis is his time to shine. He has been in and out of the dog house throughout his early career, but now the team is back into a rebuilding situation and are more dependent on the 25 year old. Whether he's a part of the future or an eventual trade chip for the Jackets, he will get the playing time to show he has what it takes to be a top six player in this league so keep him on your radar, or scoop him up in deeper leagues.
Derick Brassard will return to center Sunday | 02/10/2013 11:04 AM
NewsBlue Jackets coach Todd Richards has shaken up his lines for Sunday's game against the Oilers.
ImpactAmong the changes is the shifting of Derick Brassard back to his natural center position. Brassard had been skating on the wing this year, but is expected to line up between Derek Dorsett and R.J. Umberger against Edmonton. While his season has rightly been thought of as a disappointment so far, it's important to note that Brassard is tied with Mark Letestu for the team lead in points among forwards with six.
Derick Brassard slowly rounding into form | 02/05/2013 11:29 PM
NewsDerick Brassard scored a goal in the Blue Jackets' 4-2 loss to Los Angeles Tuesday.
ImpactThe goal is the second of the season and fifth point for the young center in 10 contests. He'll need to improve on that scoring pace if he's to remain a viable option in fantasy leagues. Derek MacKenzie also scored for Columbus in the loss.
Derick Brassard nets first goal of the season | 02/01/2013 1:11 AM
NewsDerick Brassard scored his first goal of the 2013 campaign in the Blue Jackets 4-1 loss to St. Louis.
ImpactHis marker came on the power play with Brandon Dubinsky and James Wisniewski drawing assists. Brassard now has three points in eight games and needs to pick up the pace to become fantasy worthy.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 27||2|
|Assists||2||at StL||Oct 12||3|
|Points||2||at StL||Oct 12||4|
|Penalty Minutes||2||5 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 2||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Nov 6||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:at Fla||last:Nov 27||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:at Buf||last:Dec 5||3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||32 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Nas||Dec 10||5|
|Penalty Minutes||55||2010-11 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2010-11 (CBJ)|
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