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Brassard, Rangers agree to terms on new contract

Sunday, 07.27.2014 / 4:21 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Brassard, Rangers agree to terms on new contract
Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a new contract with the New York Rangers, reportedly worth $25 million.

Derick Brassard has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on a new contract, the team announced Sunday. The contract is reportedly for five years and worth $25 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Derick Brassard
Center - NYR
GOALS: 18 | ASST: 27 | PTS: 45
SOG: 159 | +/-: 2
Brassard, who turns 27 years old in September, was a restricted free agent whose arbitration hearing was scheduled for Monday.

The sixth pick in the 2006 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Brassard had a career-high 18 goals in 81 games in 2013-14 for the Rangers. He also scored 45 points, which ranked fourth on the team.

A Quebec native, Brassard joined the Rangers in an April 3, 2013 trade that sent Marian Gaborik to Columbus. During the Rangers run to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, he tied for fourth on the team with 12 points. He has eight goals and 24 points in 35 postseason games.

In 403 games with the Rangers and Blue Jackets, Brassard has 81 goals and 225 points. Brassard is likely to be New York's No. 2 center in 2014-15 behind Derek Stepan, especially now that Brad Richards a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

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