Brassard Earns Broadway Bright Lights for 5 Years with Limited No Trade
Derick Brassard has shown his mettle and has received his reward. 5 years at 25 million for an AAV of 5M! Renaud Lavoie notes a limited no trade clause also.
Interesting last couple of hours, I can confirm that Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a 5 year contract.
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) July 27, 2014
Brassard, Rangers reach agreement on five-year, $25M contract in advance of tomorrow’s scheduled arb hearing…
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 27, 2014
While he has taken some heat for his contract demands, this is a former first round draft pick who with still tons of potential at the age of 26. Brassard is entering his prime years, and now 5 of them will be in Broadway Blue.
He may have struggled earlier on last year, but still managed to elevate his play in the post season. The Rangers new #2 center has started in 35 career NHL playoff games, all with New York. In those games, mostly as a 3rd line center, he’s tallied 8 goals and 16 assists for 24 points.
If the projected salary cap does reach 75 million next year and 80 million a season after, this deal will be just fine. As it stands, there is over a million to sign RFA defenseman John Moore to a 1 or 2 year deal.
For more on Derick Brassard read:
Should The Rangers Ink Brassard Long-Term?
Limited no-trade clause for Derick Brassard #rangers #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 27, 2014
#rangers Derick Brassard: 2014-15 7M, 15-16 6M, 16-17 5M, 17-18 3.5M, 18-19 3.5M
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 27, 2014