Brassard signs one-year contract with Coyotes


Derick Brassard signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 33-year-old center scored 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in 66 games with the New York Islanders last season and eight points (two goals, six assists) in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Derick to our Pack,” general manager Bill Armstrong said. “Derick is an experienced, skilled forward who can play center or wing and contribute offensively. He is also very effective in the face-off circle. We look forward to having him in our lineup this season.” 

Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the No. 6 pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, Brassard has scored 483 points (186 goals, 297 assists) in 852 regular-season games with the Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers and Blue Jackets, and 68 points (25 goals, 43 assists) in 117 playoff games.

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