Sunday, June 25, 2006

Draft 2006 - Brassard in Round One

With the sixth pick in the draft's first round Columbus selected center Derick Brassard. Last season Brassard had 116 points (with 44 goals) in Major Junior Hockey League. Brassard will be 19 in September and stands at 6'0" and weighs 172 pounds.

The French Canadian draftee will have a chance to display his strengths: quickness and playmaker ability. The Jackets need strong center play to complement the other young goal scorers like Nash and Zherdev. It will be interesting to see with who Brassard gets paired with next season.

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