Derick Brassard

Derick Brassard  #16

NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: September 22, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
Last Game: Was credited with two hits in 13:45 of ice time on Mar. 26 at OTT - Has tallied a point in 39 of his last 69 games (15 goals, 39 assists), 35 of his last 63 games (12 goals, 38 assists), 30 of his last 55 games (nine goals, 32 assists), 26 of his last 49 games (nine goals, 28 assists), and 15 of his last 26 games (three goals, 16 assists) - Is tied for 12th in the NHL in assists (16) since Feb. 2 2014-15 - Has established career-highs in assists (39) and points (54) - Leads the Rangers in assists, PPA (11), and PPP (15), ranks second in points, ranks fourth in PPG (four), ranks fifth in goals (15) and SOG (142), and is tied for fifth in GWG (three) - Recorded a point on the game-winning goal in seven contests during a 12-game span from Feb. 14 at ARI to Mar. 10 at NYI - Posted a career-high six-game assist streak from Feb. 10 - Feb. 20 (eight assists) - Recorded two assists and established a single-game career-high with 10 SOG on Feb. 20 at BUF
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 choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Chase Lang) in 2014 Entry Draft for Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle, April 3, 2013.
Quote of the Day

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday