The New York Islanders announced today that center, Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Brassard, 31, has scored 451 points (176 goals and 275 assists) in 786 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets. He was a first-round pick (sixth overall) of Columbus in the 2006 NHL Draft. The 6'1, 202-pound center has produced 60 points (23 goals and 37 assists) in 99 career playoff games.
The Hull, Quebec, native has played in 42 career American Hockey League games, all with the Syracuse Crunch in his first season of professional hockey in 2007-08. He registered 51 points (15 goals and 36 assists) and was selected to the AHL All-Star Game that same season.
Prior to turning pro, Brassard played more than three seasons for the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the QMJHL, where he produced 218 points (75 goals and 143 assists) in 151 total games. He was named the QMJHL's Rookie of the Year and awarded the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the league's offensive rookie of the year in 2004-05. He also earned a spot on the QMJHL First All-Star Team the following season.
Internationally, Brassard represented his Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship and led the team with 11 points (5g, 6a) to help his country capture the gold medal.