Some unexpected good news this morning for CBJ fans — Derick Brassard has signed a four year contract extension with the Jackets. Brassard showed last season before his unfortunate injury that he has the skills to be the #1 center the Jackets have been lacking. And as poorly thought out as the fight that ended his season might have been, it did show that he’s got some heart and willingness to stick up for his teammates. He’s going to be a good one.
It’s also heartening to see good young players making a commitment to the Jackets. To me that says the team is moving in the right direction, and players want to be a part of building a winner here. So great news as we head into Labor Day weekend and the traditional end of summer.