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Blackhawks trade Brouwer to Capitals for first-rounder

TSN.ca Staff

6/24/2011 10:47:30 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded winger Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for a first-round draft pick (26th overall).

Chicago selected Victoriaville Tigres winger Phillip Danault with the 26th pick.

Brouwer tallied 36 points and finished with a minus-2 rating in 79 games in Chicago last season.

The former seventh-round draft pick was a plus-9 with 40 points in Chicago's Stanley Cup-winning season two years ago.

Brouwer is a restricted free agent.