A Fun Observation About Derick Brassard

I’m not sure if anyone else ever noticed this, but a while ago, I realized that Derick Brassard seemed to be the first player from the bench to reach the celebration whenever the Rangers scored an overtime goal or won a series in the playoffs. It didn’t happen¬†every time, but it definitely occurred often enough that I would always watch the celebration extra carefully after such a game. Below are some examples I could find online:

It’s a little difficult to see Brassard in a couple of these videos, so you may need to watch them a few times to really see him.

This one is particularly tough to see, but you can just make out Brassard at the top of the screen.

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Finally, here’s Brassard racing off the bench after the Rangers beat Montreal in Game 6 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final.

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(pictures via @ajcastiglia and Getty)

Even though I think the trade the Rangers made on Monday was a smart move, I will miss Brassard. Consider this a short tribute to a really good Ranger who was a lot of fun to watch.

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