Oilers center Derick Brassard has bounced around a lot in recent years, suiting up for seven different teams over the last four seasons. There has been a desire to add him but it hasn’t resulted in much stability or in his case with Edmonton, playing time; the 34-year-old was a healthy scratch in 15 of their playoff games this spring. Accordingly, Postmedia’s Jim Matheson reports that Brassard is considering retirement. He has been limited with hip trouble in recent years, missing time with injuries on four separate occasions this season alone although he still managed a respectable 19 points in 46 games. If it is indeed the end of the line for Brassard, he’ll hang up his skates with 522 points in 951 games over a 15-year NHL career, a solid run for the No. 6 overall pick in 2006.
Brassard posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks. Brassard went 12 games without a point before helping out on a Tyson Barrie goal in the third period. The 34-year-old Brassard hasn't been very effective since joining the Oilers in a trade from the Flyers, as he produced just two goals and an assist in 15 contests. He ends the regular season with 19 points, 62 shots on net, 82 hits and a plus-4 rating through 46 games overall. Brassard is likely to be a rotational bottom-six option in the playoffs -- he'll compete with the likes of Devin Shore, Josh Archibald and Zack Kassian for a limited role.
Brassard scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Flames. Brassard has scored a goal in each of his two games as an Oiler. He opened the scoring 32 seconds into the contest Saturday, but that lead lasted only 4:56, and it was the only one the Oilers had in the game. The 34-year-old forward is at eight goals, 18 points, 52 shots on net, 62 hits and a plus-7 rating in 33 appearances this season.
Brassard scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Sharks. Brassard's first goal with the Oilers came in his team debut, and it was also the game-winner. The 34-year-old lined up as the third-line left wing alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Puljujarvi. Brassard is up to 17 points, 48 shots on net, 62 hits and a plus-7 rating in 32 contests overall. While he might chip in some depth scoring, he's unlikely to see much power-play time with his new team after averaging 2:15 per game with the man advantage as a Flyer this season.
DENVER, CO - The Oilers have acquired Derick Brassard from the Philadelphia Flyers. Edmonton has dealt a fourth-round draft pick in 2023 in exchange for the 34-year-old centreman who has scored 200 goals and 319 assists in 936 career NHL games, as well as 25 goals and 43 assists in 117 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Derick Brassard, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. Philadelphia Flyers retain 50% of Brassard's salary. Brassard, 34 (9/22/87), departs the...
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Derick Brassard from the Philadelphia Flyers, per Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. Renaud Lavoie reports that the return is a fourth-round pick going back to Philadelphia, while The Athletic’s Charlie O’Connor reports that the draft pick is in 2023. Most of Edmonton’s bottom-six...
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While most expected a quiet deadline day for the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Holland was able to pull off two somewhat minor deals. The first of the day was a deal with the Montreal Canadiens that will see Brett Kulak come to Edmonton in exchange for William Lagesson and a second-round pick in the 2023 Draft. Most are viewing this deal as an overpayment, though their thoughts may change slightly on that if he is to re-sign for cheap this summer.
UPDATE [4:29 p.m.] — The Flyers seemed to have snuck one more deal in before the 3 p.m. ET deadline, sending forward Derick Brassard to Edmonton, according to The Athletic's Charlie O'Connor. The return is a 2023 fourth-rounder, giving them eight total picks two summers from now. The Flyers...
Right before the deadline hit, the Flyers made one last move. Derick Brassard, who had been acquired in the off-season as a depth move, has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. The return is a fourth round pick in 2023. With these moves, Chuck Fletcher has stocked up on picks...
VOORHEES, N.J. − There were no real surprises for the Flyers at Monday's trade deadline, as they moved defenseman Justin Braun and Derick Brassard as expected. Braun, acquired from the San Jose Sharks back in 2019, was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. ...