Senators sign Derick Brassard and Michael Dal Colle to pro tryouts

The Ottawa Senators are bringing a familiar face to training camp this fall.

According to Ian Mendes, who covers the Senators for The Athletic, Ottawa has signed Derick Brassard to a professional tryout contract. They will also bring Michael Dal Colle to training camp on a PTO, Mendes reported.

Brassard was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. In 2013, he was traded to the New York Rangers in a multiplayer deal that returned Marian Gaborik to Columbus. Three years later, he was traded from New York to Ottawa in exchange for Mika Zibanejad.

During two seasons with the Sens, Brassard scored 32 goals and 77 points. He also had 11 points in 19 playoff games as Ottawa made a surprising run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017.

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Most recently, Brassard signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. At the trade deadline, he was sent to the Edmonton Oilers for their playoff run. Brassard scored 19 points in 46 games between the Flyers and Oilers in 2021-22 and appeared in one playoff game.

Brassard has played 951 games in his NHL career and could hit the 1,000 game mark if he finds a place to play this season.

The other player the Senators are bringing to camp, Dal Colle, was selected 5th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, but didn’t find a place in the NHL.

Dal Colle has eight goals and 21 points in 112 career NHL games, all with the Islanders. Last year, Dal Colle scored 22 points in 39 AHL games for the Bridgeport Islanders and played in just one NHL game.

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