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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Derick Brassard gets 5-year deal

By Mike Mazzeo
Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with Derick Brassard by agreeing to terms with the restricted free-agent center, the team announced Sunday.

Brassard will receive a five-year contract, his agent, Allan Walsh, said on Twitter.

Interesting last couple of hours, I can confirm that Derick Brassard has agreed to terms on a 5 year contract.

- Allan Walsh (@walsha) July 27, 2014

The deal is worth $25 million and contains a limited no-trade clause, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com

Brassard, 26, scored a career-high 18 goals last season and recorded 45 points in 81 games. He then posted 12 points during the playoffs.

Brassard played on a potent third line that also included Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot. Pouliot left to sign a five-year, $20 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Earlier this offseason, the Rangers avoided arbitration with restricted free agents Zuccarello (one year, $3.5 million) and Chris Kreider (two years, $4.95 million).