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Born: Hull, Quebec
How Acquired: Acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3, 2013 along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 2014 sixth-round pick in exchange for Marian Gaborik and two minor-league defensemen.
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New York Rangers
• Brassard potted a career-high 18 goals during the regular season and has accumulated nine points in the playoffs.
• The third-line center scored four goals in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins -- including the overtime winner in Game 1.
• He was a former first-round pick of the Blue Jackets in 2006 -- No. 6 overall.
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