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.
Brouwer during his time with the Washington Capitals
August 17, 1985|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
214th overall, 2004|
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.
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.
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. 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.
On June 24, 2011 Brouwer was traded to the Washington Capitals for Washington's first round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. On July 6, Brouwer signed a two-year, $4.7 million contract with the Capitals.
On September 12, 2012, the Capitals signed Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension worth $3.666,667 annually.
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. 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.
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. Prior to the beginning of the season, Brouwer was named one of the team's alternate captains. 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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|2015–16||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||18||21||39||62||20||8||5||13||26|
Awards and honoursEdit
|East First All-Star Team||2006|
|Bob Clarke Trophy||2006|
|Second All-Star Team||2007|
- 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.
- "Blackhawks trade Brouwer to Capitals for first-rounder". The Sports Network. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
- "Troy Brouwer signs with Capitals". ESPN. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
- Porath, Brendan (January 13, 2012). "Washington beats Tampa Bay". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- Carrera, Katie (January 14, 2012). "Troy Brouwer records first career hat trick in Capitals' win over Lightning". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- 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.
- "Capitals acquire T.J. Oshie from St. Louis from St. Louis in three player trade". Washington Post. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
- "Flames sign Brouwer to multi-year contract". Calgary Flames. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- Gilbertson, Wes (October 12, 2016). "Flames alternate captain Troy Brouwer not afraid to ruffle feathers". Calgary Herald. Edmonton. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- "Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames". cbssports.com. December 8, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Brouwer's contract bought out by Flames". NHL.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "Panthers Agree to Terms with Forward Troy Brouwer on a 1-Year Contract". NHL.com. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
- "Troy Brouwer signs 1-year deal with Panthers". Sportsnet.ca. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.