The Wild dipped into the junior pool to sign Brady Brassart, an overage player from the Calgary Hitmen, on Saturday.
Brassart is a 6’1″ 192 pound winger from Vernon, BC, who spent time with the Tampa Bay Lightning at rookie camp last summer, but was not offered a contract. He returned to Calgary and put up 33 goals, 42 assists and 90 PIMs this season, his second straight season over 70 points in the WHL.
The quotes on Brassart from Wild Assistant GM Brent Flahr, per the Wild official press release on the signing:
“Brady has had a strong overage season and we are very happy that he chose to sign with the Minnesota Wild,”
“He’s a good-sized center that plays a mature two-way game. He can play in all situations and we look forward to his transition to professional hockey next season.”
Pretty boiler-plate stuff from Flahr, and there isn’t a ton to get too excited about when signing overage CHL players. That being said, good luck to Brady. Here’s hoping you become the next Martin St. Louis.
Brassart interviewed yesterday on local television in Calgary. He seems…well coiffed.