The Drummondville Voltigeurs are planning to retire Derick Brassard's #61 as part of their 35th anniversary season.
Brassarad played parts of four-years for Drummondville, scoring:
- 03-04: 10 games, 1 assist, 7 playoff games, 0 points
- 04-05: 69 games, 25 goals, 51 assists. 6 playoff games, 1 goal, 5 assists
- 05-06: 58 games, 44 goals, 72 assists, 7 playoff games, 5 goals, 4 assists
- 06-07: 14 games, 6 goals, 19 assists, 12 playoff games, 9 goals, 15 assists
While in the QMJHL, Brassard was named the RDS rookie of the year, offensive rookie award and best pro prospect award. (QMJHL)
In 05-06, Brassard's 116 points was 7th in the QMJHL and third in points per game with 2.00.
He was drafted 6th overall by Columbus in 2006.
In his draft year he was ranked 4th for North American Skaters by Central Scouting, behind centers Jordan Staal and Jonathon Toews but ahead of Phil Kessel. (2006 Draft Media Guide)
He said that his favorite player, and the one that he tried to model his game after, was Brad Richards