Oilers add forward Derick Brassard in trade before NHL deadline

Mar 21 2022, 7:12 pm

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Derick Brassard from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Brassard has 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 31 games this season.

The Flyers retained 50% of Brassard’s $825,000 contract.

“Brassard can play left wing, he can play centre,” Oilers general manager Ken Holland told media after the deadline passed. “He’s had a good playoff resume and gives us more depth as we push to qualify for a playoff spot.”

Mark Spector of Sportsnet was the first to report.

The 34-year-old Brassard has 519 points (200 goals, 319 assists) in 936 career NHL games.

He will become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

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