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Derick Brassard  #16

NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: September 22, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)

2013-14 Notes:

- Established career-highs in games played (81), goals (18), PPG (seven), PPA (11), PPP (18), and GWG (four)

- Tied for the team lead in PPG, tied for second in PPP, tied for third in GWG, ranked fourth in goals and points (45), tied for fourth in PPA, and ranked fifth in assists (27)

- Registered his 200th career NHL point with an assist on Dec. 29 at TBL

- Tied a career-high with an eight-game point streak from Jan. 26 at NJD to Mar. 1 at PHI (five goals, five assists over the span), and also tied his career-high with a three-game goal streak from Jan. 31 vs. NYI to Feb. 6 vs. EDM during the stretch

- Tallied an assist while skating in his 400th career NHL game on Apr. 5 vs. OTT

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (23), goals (six), plus/minus rating (plus-four), GWG (two), PPA (three), and shots on goal (45), and tied playoff career-highs in points (12) and PPP (three)

- Tied for second on the team in GWG and ranked third in goals in the playoffs

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.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres