Penguins Trade Targets

Derick Brassard

Position: C

Stats: 47GP 16G 20A 36PTS

Cost of Acquisition: Mid-Range

There has been a lot of talk about Brassard, but no official connection to the Penguins. Brassard is a good player. He consistently produces and steps his game up in the playoffs. He’s solid both offensively and defensively. In contrast, Brassard is 30 and has a year remaining after this on his contract at a $5M cap hit. Now, the Penguins could certainly make that work, but is it the best option? I’m not sure. It seems like a lot of money to commit to someone, especially with Patric Hornqvist’s contract up at the end of the season.

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