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Derick Brassard | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
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Derick Brassard notched a hat trick and produced five points, as he and his Rangers teammates dominated the Lightning on Tuesday with a 7-3 victory to force Game 7.
The entire Rangers top line of Brassard, Rick Nash and J.T. Miller broke out in a big way as they combined for 13 points in the thrashing with Nash and Miller each registering a goal and three helpers. James Sheppard and Keith Yandle were the other goal scorers for the Blueshirts in the win. May 26 - 11:02 PM

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Derick Brassard increased his team lead in goals to six with his power play goal just 62 seconds into Wednesday's Game 3 versus Tampa Bay.

It was a mixed game for the usually reliable Brassard, who pitched in two shots, hits, and a block over his 18:18 of work. But he won just 39% of his faceoffs, and was in the box when Ondrej Palat tied the game at two during the second period. Unfortunately, the Rangers would go on to lose the game 6-5 early in overtime.
May 21 - 12:02 AM

Derick Brassard scored his team-high fifth playoff goal but he and the New York Rangers are down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Second Round playoff series as the Capitals recorded a 2-1 victory in Washington Wednesday night.

The Rangers have lost back-to back-to-back games for the first time this postseason. New York, which won the Presidents' Trophy, is on the brink of elimination in this best-of-7 series. Game 5 will be played Friday night in New York. Brassard's goal was scored at 6:12 of the first period, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. Assists on Brassard's goal went to Martin St. Louis, his third of the postseason, and Rick Nash, his fifth.
May 6 - 11:35 PM

Derick Brassard leads the Rangers with three goals in four playoff games.

Dating back to the regular season, he has found the back of the net in four of his last five contests. Given how close the Rangers' first round series with Pittsburgh has been, Brassard's efforts have been essential to New York establishing a 3-1 series lead. "Derick has become a real solid two-way hockey player," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He's very dependable when he doesn't have the puck and when he has the puck he's making plays and he’s willing to go to the tough areas to make those plays. So, he's one of our young players that's progressing and coming along."
Apr 24 - 10:51 AM

The New York Rangers are not at all happy with their power play in the playoffs.

The Rangers scored once in seven chances on Saturday when Derick Brassard found the back of the net but other than that, they have been weak with the man-advantage. "My comment on the power play is we have a group of guys that have frustrated themselves, and we just have to go out and get some good mojo going and find a way to pop a couple in a relax a little bit on it," Derek Stepan said. "We've got a lot of guys who are gripping the stick, and there’s no need for that, especially now. We need to get some positive energy on it, zip it around, and make some plays."
Source: NY Post
Apr 19 - 8:11 AM

Derick Brassard potted a goal in the Rangers’ 4-3 loss against the Penguins in Game 2 of their first-round series Saturday night.

Brassard was one of the Rangers’ better forwards, which actually doesn’t say much considering they really didn’t sustain much offense until the third period. Brassard’s goal came on the power play early in that frame, the only time in seven tries the Rangers converted with the man advantage. Derek Stepan, who also had an assist, and Martin St. Louis picked up the other markers.
Apr 18 - 11:13 PM

Derick Brassard scored a goal and recorded an assist for the Rangers Tuesday as they outlasted Winnipeg by a score of 3-2.

Brassard's pair of points raise his season total to 57, which is already well clear of his previous career best of 47. Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Rangers in the come-from-behind victory.
Mar 31 - 10:52 PM

Derick Brassard scored a goal in New York's 5-2 loss to Washington on Sunday.

The Rangers found themselves down a goal early but they fought back to take a 2-1 lead at the first intermission. Unfortunately for the Rangers, things fell apart in the second and third periods. Brassard has had a fine season for New York. He has 16 goals and 55 points in 73 games this season. He is on pace to hit the 60-point mark for the first time in his career.
Mar 29 - 5:40 PM

Derick Brassard had an assist in a 2-1 victory over the Islanders.

Brassard has a recorded at least a point in three of his last four contests. He has 14 goals and 52 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 11 - 9:56 AM

Derick Brassard scored on a slapshot 32 seconds into overtime Sunday night to give the New York Rangers a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Blackhawks in Chicago.

It was Brassard's first goal in 15 games. Mats Zuccarello and Ryan McDonagh assisted on the goal, which was Brassard's 14th of the season. His shot came from the left circle. Brassard has 51 points in 61 games this season. Rick Nash and Chris Kreider led the Rangers in shots in this game, with five apiece, but Chicago goalie Corey Crawford could not be beaten until Brassard's slap shot. Counting only full 82-game seasons, the Rangers (40-17-7) now have reached the 40-win plateau in four straight seasons.
Mar 8 - 10:14 PM

Derick Brassard had two assists in a 4-1 victory against Nashville on Monday.

Brassard has 13 goals and 50 points in 60 games this season. He's already set a new career-high in points and doesn't appear to be slowing down as we get into the final stretch of the 2014-15 campaign.
Mar 3 - 11:33 AM

Derick Brassard had two assists in a 5-4 win over Toronto.

Brassard has only been held off the scoresheet in one of the Rangers' last five games. He has 13 goals and 41 points in 50 contests this season.
Feb 11 - 11:22 AM

Derick Brassard scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-2 win over Boston Wednesday night.

Brassard has 13 goals and 37 points in 47 games this season. He had an amazing start to the season, but he's slowed down somewhat since the start of January with four goals and nine points in 15 contests. He was playing well above expectations to begin with, so it wouldn't be shocking if he had a weaker second half.
Feb 5 - 9:51 AM

Derick Brassard had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

Brassard snapped a four-game point drought. He has 12 goals and 35 points in 41 contests in 2014-15. He should shatter his previous career-high of 47 points.
Jan 19 - 10:47 AM

Derick Brassard collected two assists in the Rangers' 4-3 win over the Kings on Thursday night.

Brassard's two credits could be argued away as the chain of possession was not necessarily maintained off his stick. Either way, he's been a force for the Blueshirts this season. He leads them in assists with 22 and is second in points with 33 through 36 games, looking well poised to set career highs in both categories after signing a big new contract over the summer.
Jan 9 - 3:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Ryan Bourque
6Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot