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Derick Brassard

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.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense