Rangers sign center Derick Brassard to five-year deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Center Derick Brassard avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms of a five-year, $25 million deal with the New York Rangers, the team announced.

The deal was also confirmed by Brassard’s agent, Allan Walsh, via Twitter.

The 26-year-old Brassard scored a career-high 18 goals last season and recorded 45 points in 81 games. He then posted 12 points during the playoffs.

Brassard played on a potent third line that also included Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot, who left to sign a five-year, $20 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Earlier, the Rangers avoided arbitration with restricted free agents Zuccarello (one year, $3.5 million) and Chris Kreider (two years, $4.95 million).

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