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Derick Brassard
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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: Won a game-high 12 faceoffs (12-for-23; 52.2%) in 17:42 of ice time on Jan. 29 vs. MTL - Has tallied a point in 24 of his last 42 games (12 goals, 23 assists), 20 of his last 36 games (nine goals, 22 assists), 15 of his last 28 games (six goals, 16 assists), and 11 of his last 22 games (six goals, 12 assists) - Has won 74 of 138 faceoffs (53.6%) over the last seven games 2014-15 - Leads the Rangers in PPA (10) and PPP (14), ranks second in assists (23), is tied for second in PPG (four), ranks third in goals (12) and points (35), is tied for fourth in GWG (two), and ranks sixth in shots on goal (82) - Posted a four-game point streak from Dec. 31 at FLA to Jan. 8 at LAK - Tied a single-game career-high with three assists on Dec. 23 vs. WSH - Posted a five-game point streak from Nov. 29 vs. PHI to Dec. 13 at VAN - Tied a single-game career-high with two goals on Nov. 29 vs. PHI - Notched three points (one goal, two assists) on Oct. 27 vs. MIN
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

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals