30-Year-Old Right Wing – St. Louis Blues
Troy Brouwer Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $11 million contract extension with the Capitals in September 2012. Traded to the Blues in July 2015.
Brouwer, a pending unrestricted free agent, is interested in returning to the Blues next season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Displaced in his role as the top right wing for the Caps due to Ovechkinís move to the right side, Brouwer remains a solid contributor on the teamís second-line. The burly winger had tremendous difficulty producing at even strength, but made up for it with 12 goals and 21 points on the man advantage. Brouwer may continue to struggle at even strength until a solid center can be established on the Capsí second line, but given his opportunity on the power play and his strong contributions to peripheral stats such as hits and PIM, Brouwer still has the makings of a fine fantasy performer.
Brouwer has scored 17-plus goals in each of his last four seasons. This feat is even more impressive given the fact the 2012-2013 season was just 48 games long. Despite the shortened season, Brouwer scored 19 goals, good for 16th in the league. Brouwer will be just 28-years old when the 2013-2014 season starts and should be considered as a slightly under-the-radar-pick to help fill out your forward depth once the big guns are off the board.
The Capitals made a splash in free agency and one of their new guys is this talented young winger. Brouwer has averaged 30 points in his first full three seasons in the NHL and will try to crack the top six in camp. Already coming from a talented offense in Chi-town, do not expect him to put up crazy numbers in D.C. It is safe to assume that he can put up 50 points, 100 shots, and 200 hits in the red, white, and blue, however. Consider him a decent-but-not-great option at wing in most formats. He's also coming off a torn labrum, but is expected to be OK for the regular season.
The Blackhawks are hoping that the Troy Brouwer in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals is the Brouwer that will be for the rest of his career starting with the 2010-11 season. Brouwer had a pair of goals and an assist in that game and could see time with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on the first line. If that is the case he will improve on his 22 goals and 18 assists, which were both career highs, along with his four goals and four assists in the postseason. In addition with the losses of several players from the Stanley Cup team, Brouwer will certainly get more opportunities to add to his stats.
Brouwer was another young Hawk who had a big season in 2008-09. In only his third season in the NHL, Brouwer registered 10 goals and 16 assists with a plus-7 for the season. He though was fighting for one of the remaining forward spots to start the season.
Brouwer is one of the Hawks' top prospects. He should make the Hawks' opening day roster, and he'll challenge Jack Skille and Craig Adams for ice time. Brouwer is a breakout candidate this season. He tallied 54 points in 75 games with the AHL's Rockford Icehogs last season and recorded his first career NHL assist in two games with the Hawks.
Brouwer played well during the preseason, but was sent down amongst the final cuts to Rockford of the AHL. Should see him later in the season because of injuries or the Hawks will be looking to next season.