In his first 10 games with the Senators, Derick Brassard had 1 goal, 4 assists, 24 shots on goal and an average of 17:38 per game.
Last night against the Hurricanes, Brassard was a plus one in 15:18 with 1 shot on goal, 3 hits, 1 giveaway and 11 and 3 on faceoffs.
In the 11 games prior to last night, Brassard had two goals and two assists with 31 shots on goal and an average of 18:44.
Brassard returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time since he was traded in July for Mika Zibanejad.
Brassard said that he takes being traded for Zibanejad, "a really good young player," as a compliment and that the only thing that matters to him is how well the teams are doing. (Ottawa Sun)
Adam Rotter: Brassard was a very good Ranger from pretty much the moment he stepped on the ice after being acquired in 2013. The hope was that a change of scenery would help Brassard realize his potential as a former topic draft pick and it did. He scored a number of big goals, developed into a core player and was sent away for a player the Rangers hope can go through the same process Brassard did when he was acquired and develop into a core player.