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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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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." Apr 19 - 8:11 AM
Source: NY Post

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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

Derick Brassard confirmed that he'll be able to play for the New York Rangers against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has been fantastic so far this season, scoring 24 points in 27 games. Obviously beware of the impact the mumps can have, as he admitted to not feeling so great after practicing on Friday.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Derick Brassard (mumps) is projected to play on Saturday.

Brassard will take part in the Saturday morning skate before a final determination is made though. If Brassard is available, he will be on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello, which means J.T. Miller will be playing a reduced role.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Derick Brassard (mumps) took part in Friday's practice.

Brassard was officially diagnosed with the illness on Wednesday, but he is presumably past the contagious phase. He skated on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello. It's not clear if he'll play on Saturday, but if he does, expect it to be on that line. That would be bad news for J.T. Miller as he has been playing with Nash and Zuccarello.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Derick Brassard now officially has the mumps.

The Rangers had already been working under the assumption that Brassard was battling the mumps, but they didn't get confirmation until Wednesday. Rangers forward Tanner Glass previously missed four games due to the disease. Brassard has missed two contests so far.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

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