2013-14: 18 goals, 27 assists, 45 points
Expectation for 2014-15: 16 goals, 32 assists, 48 points
Derick Brassard earned a new five-year contract this summer, and expectations will be high when you consider that he is the Rangers' bona fide No. 2 pivot. While he has a ton of offensive talent, he needs to show more this season to suggest that he can be an average second-line scoring center.
Brassard will likely increase his production in 2014-15 in his new role by virtue of having more on-ice opportunities, but don't expect a large increase of 10 or so points.
He will be getting more time on ice, but that could include facing tougher matchups and defensive pairings.
These are undefined variables as of this writing, but they are worthy of being considered for the purposes of this prognostication.
Realistically an increase of five points is possible, but a three-point increase would be a fair and reasonable expectation for Brassard in 2014-15, with more steady growth coming in future seasons.