August 7, 2017
Walleye strike deal for a winger
(Toledo, OH) – Toledo has acquired forward Austen Brassard from the Utah Grizzlies in exchange for future considerations.
The 6’2”, 207 pound forward appeared in 39 games last year for the Grizzlies with 29 points (9G, 20A) and 45 penalty minutes. He also skated for San Diego for 20 contests during the 2016-17 season with a pair of goals and two assists. Last season was the first for Brassard in the ECHL as he spent his first three years in the AHL between St. John’s and Manitoba. He posted a career best 15 goals with a career high 21 assists over 75 games with Manitoba in the 2015-16 season. In total, the 24 year old has skated in 199 AHL contests with 26 goals, 37 assists and 147 penalty minutes.
The Winsor, Ontario native was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round of the 2011 draft while he was playing with Belleville in the OHL. Brassard racked up 147 points (70G, 77A) over 256 games spanning four years in the OHL. His best season came in 2011-12 season when he collected nearly a point per game with 51 (27G, 24A) in 64 contests.