According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the Islanders have officially signed center Derick Brassard to a one year deal worth $1.2 million.
Brassard, 31, has played in 786 career NHL games with six different teams over the course of his career. He entered the league in 2006, when the Columbus Blue Jackets selected him with the No. 6 overall pick, and played there until 2013. Among his other stops are the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, and most recently the Colorado Avalanche.
Last season, which he spent with the Penguins, the Panthers, and the Avalanche, Brassard played in 70 games and managed 14 points off goals and 23 points total. It was definitely the worst season of the veteran's career, but he does bring some offense to the third line.
It's worth mentioning that Brassard's deal did not include a no-movement clause. Which means the player cannot be placed on waivers or sent to the minors, and must accept a move by waiving his clause in order to be traded. This clause is different from the more commonly seen no-trade clause.
The Islanders had two players on the no-movement clause list for the 2018-2019 season: Johnny Boychuck and Valtteri Filppula.
Brassard does bring some playoff experience to the team, as he has produced 60 points (23 goals and 37 assists) in 99 career playoff games. He helped the Ottawa Senators reach the Eastern Conference Finals in his first season with the team in 2016, before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.