The Penguins caught one of the bigger fish at this year’s trade deadline in acquiring Derick Brassard from Ottawa.
He has walked into a stacked, experienced, yet still young Penguins team as the third line center, almost immediately cementing himself as the best “third-line center” in the entire league. It would only be a matter of time until he would come into his own on the Penguins in his new home, and watch out because he is finding his way.
Brassard is finding himself in the midst of a six-game point streak in which he has scored two goals and four assists, one of those goals being the game winner against Montreal, and the Penguins are 3-1-2 over his point streak. It is always rough to adjust in the middle of the season but Brassard has done a great job of warming up and finding a groove in a star-studded lineup that has brought him better linemates on the third line than he has had anywhere in his entire career.
Brassard has scored eight points in total since being acquired by Pittsburgh, and looks to stay hot heading into the playoffs, a time in the season in which he has shined over his career and adds even more experience to a Penguins team that has won two straight Stanley Cups.