Derick Brassard was introduced by the Senators this morning and said that following that relates to the Rangers:
On his initial reaction "I was kind of shocked. I was coming back from training that morning and I didn't have my phone on me and after a little while I looked at my phone and Marty St. Louis was the first text and said that he thought Ottawa was an up and coming team and a good fit and I was like 'what is he talking about?' and stuff like that and after that my phone started blowing up. I am really excited to be here."
Did you sense something like this, "After losing in the Final and Conference Final with our team it was pretty clear after we got beat in the first round by Pitt that everyone was available in New York. That is hockey and I can't control that. I had no sense that I was going to leave New York but it is what it is and now it's a new chapter in my life and new challenge for me personally. If I can bring the experience and pressure it will be a good fit for me. "
"I am in the prime of my career and that is why they went and got me. I am looking forward to playing my game and I want to show that they made a good choice."
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