EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to terms with Derick Brassard on a one-year contract Wednesday.
Brassard, who will turn 32 on Sept. 22, had 14 goals and nine assists in 70 games last season while with Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado. He also had an assist in nine playoff games with the Avalanche.
Financial terms of the deal were not announced, but multiple reports said Brassard will make $1.2 million in 2019-20.
“I’m looking to bounce back this year. I think it’s a really good fit for me with the Islanders. They play four lines, in your face and they use everyone. I’m looking forward to having a big role on the team to help them go back to the playoffs.” https://t.co/VndXpjywE1
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) August 22, 2019
The 23 points last season was his lowest total since he had a goal and an assist in 17 games as a rookie with Columbus in 2007-08.
For his career, Brassard has totaled 176 goals and 275 assists in 786 games while also playing for the New York Rangers and Ottawa. He also has 23 goals and 37 assists in 99 career postseason games.
For the Islanders, his fifth team in three seasons, Brassard will likely center the third line, filling the role held by Valtteri Filppula last season. Filppula signed with Detroit earlier this summer.
Forward Anthony Beauvillier remains the Islanders’ lone restricted free agent unsigned after the team agreed to deals with Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang earlier in the week.
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