2 Potential Landing Spots For Journeyman Derick Brassard

At this stage of his career, Derick Brassard is more of a scoring depth forward. The 33-year-old is still a free agent, but could very well land himself a job before the start of the season. In 53 games this past season with the Arizona Coyotes, he scored eight goals and recorded 20 points. That is not bad at all and teams looking for a little bit of offense could give him a chance. Keep in mind, he had 32 points in 66 games with the New York Islanders the season before. These two teams seem like potential fits for the veteran center. It will be interesting to see what happens, as if he joins a brand new team, it will be the ninth of this career. 

Anaheim Ducks: The Anaheim Ducks have yet to make any real addition this off-season. They are noted for having a particularly weak offense, so Brassard would be a nice signing for them. He could be a good fit for their third-line. It also does not hurt that he has over 900 career games under his belt. Therefore, he would be another mentor for the Ducks' younger players. He also could be utilized on their power play because of his offense-first style of play. On a cheap deal, it may be worth it. 

Buffalo Sabres: The Buffalo Sabres have a ton of cap space and they haven't even traded Jack Eichel yet. They also made it clear that they are open to sign veterans during their fire sale, as they signed goaltender Craig Anderson. Brassard would also have the chance to play a lot of minutes there when looking at how weak their current roster is. Although he wouldn't win a Stanley Cup, it would allow him the chance to not only continue his career, but also more opportunities to succeed. 

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