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Troy Brouwer (born August 17, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, and Calgary Flames.

Troy Brouwer
Troy Brouwer 2012-01-22.JPG
Brouwer during his time with the Washington Capitals
Born (1985-08-17) August 17, 1985 (age 33)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
Calgary Flames
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 214th overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

He was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks in 2010.

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Playing careerEdit

 
Brouwer during his tenure with the Blackhawks

Early careerEdit

Brouwer was educated at North Delta Secondary School. He was drafted 214th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Brouwer spent his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Moose Jaw Warriors. In his final year with the Warriors in 2005–06, he was named team captain and led Moose Jaw with a team-high 49 goals and 53 assists. Brouwer's 102 points also led the league in points, by which he was awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy.

ProfessionalEdit

Chicago BlackhawksEdit

Brouwer was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals, the Blackhawks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in 2006–07, where he recorded 79 points and was named to the AHL All-Rookie and Second All-Star Team. He also made his NHL debut that season, playing 10 games with the Blackhawks. As a Blackhawk, Brouwer joined three of his previous minor hockey teammates, Colin Fraser, Brent Seabrook and Andrew Ladd from his Vancouver team, the Pacific Vipers.[1]

In the 2007–08 season, Brouwer was again in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago's newly assigned AHL affiliate. Although his production dropped to 54 points in 75 games, he scored a franchise-record 25 power play goals, just two shy of the league record.[citation needed] Recalled by the Blackhawks for a short two-game stint, Brouwer recorded his first NHL point, an assist on March 23, 2008, against the St. Louis Blues.

The 2009–10 season saw a huge improvement in Brouwer's performance, where scored 22 goals and 40 points that season. In the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Brouwer played in 19 for the Blackhawks and won the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.

The following season, Brouwer continued to put up decent numbers for the Blackhawks despite being 10th in scoring on the team.

Washington CapitalsEdit

On June 24, 2011 Brouwer was traded to the Washington Capitals for Washington's first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[2] On July 6, Brouwer signed a two-year, $4.7 million contract with the Capitals.[3]

During the 2011–12 season, on January 13, 2012, he recorded his first NHL hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning.[4][5]

On September 12, 2012, the Capitals signed Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension worth $3.666,667 annually.[6]

St. Louis BluesEdit

On July 2, 2015, the Capitals traded Brouwer to the St. Louis Blues along with Pheonix Copley and a 2016 3rd-round draft pick in exchange for T. J. Oshie.[7] He elevated his play for the Blues in 20 playoff games as the Blues reached the Western Conference Finals. Brouwer scored eight goals during the postseason, including the game-winning goal in Game 7 of Round One against his former team, the Blackhawks.

Calgary FlamesEdit

At the conclusion of his contract with the Blues, Brouwer left to sign as a free agent to a four-year, $18 million contract with the Calgary Flames on July 1, 2016.[8] Prior to the beginning of the season, Brouwer was named one of the team's alternate captains.[9] In his first season with the club, Brouwer’s performance declined heavily, and he only managed to record 25 points in 74 games.

During the 2017-18 season, Brouwer’s performance hit an even bigger decline, and recorded a career low 6 goals and 22 points in 76 games. Brouwer did not record a single goal until December 4, 2017 against the Philadelphia Flyers.[10] For only the second time in his NHL career, Brouwer did not qualify for the playoffs. On August 3, 2018, the Flames bought out the final two years of Brouwer's contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.[11]

Florida PanthersEdit

On August 27, 2018, the Florida Panthers signed Brouwer to a one-year, $800,000 contract.[12][13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 13 0 0 0 7
2002–03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 59 9 12 21 54 13 1 2 3 14
2003–04 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 23 26 49 111 10 3 0 3 12
2004–05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 22 25 47 132 5 1 2 3 8
2005–06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 49 53 102 122 17 10 4 14 34
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 66 41 38 79 70 6 1 0 1 4
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 0 0 0 7
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 75 35 19 54 154 12 5 4 9 16
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 2 6 8 20
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 10 16 26 50 17 0 2 2 12
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 22 18 40 66 19 4 4 8 8
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 17 19 36 38 7 0 0 0 11
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 82 18 15 33 61 14 2 2 4 8
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 47 19 14 33 28 7 1 1 2 10
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 82 25 18 43 92
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 82 21 22 43 53 14 0 3 3 10
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 18 21 39 62 20 8 5 13 26
2016–17 Calgary Flames NHL 74 13 12 25 31 4 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Calgary Flames NHL 76 6 16 22 53
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 75 12 9 21 47
NHL totals 838 181 181 362 588 102 15 19 34 85

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada WC 5th 8 0 1 1 4
Senior totals 8 0 1 1 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
East First All-Star Team 2006
Bob Clarke Trophy 2006
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2007
Second All-Star Team 2007
All-Star Game 2007
NHL
Stanley Cup 2010

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pap, Elliott (February 7, 2009). "From Vipers to Hawks, they're still together". Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Blackhawks trade Brouwer to Capitals for first-rounder". The Sports Network. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Troy Brouwer signs with Capitals". ESPN. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Porath, Brendan (January 13, 2012). "Washington beats Tampa Bay". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  5. ^ Carrera, Katie (January 14, 2012). "Troy Brouwer records first career hat trick in Capitals' win over Lightning". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  6. ^ The Canadian Press (September 12, 2012). "CAPITALS SIGN FORWARD TROY BROUWER TO 3-YEAR, $11 MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION". hehockeynews.com. The Hockey News. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Capitals acquire T.J. Oshie from St. Louis from St. Louis in three player trade". Washington Post. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Flames sign Brouwer to multi-year contract". Calgary Flames. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Gilbertson, Wes (October 12, 2016). "Flames alternate captain Troy Brouwer not afraid to ruffle feathers". Calgary Herald. Edmonton. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames". cbssports.com. December 8, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Brouwer's contract bought out by Flames". NHL.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Troy Brouwer on a 1-Year Contract". NHL.com. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "Troy Brouwer signs 1-year deal with Panthers". Sportsnet.ca. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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Awards
Preceded by
Eric Fehr
Winner of the Bob Clarke Trophy
2006
Succeeded by
Zach Hamill