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Capitals sign Brouwer to three-year, $11M extension

TSN.ca Staff

9/12/2012 10:19:40 AM

The Washington Capitals signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension on Wednesday. Brouwer will earn $3.6 million in 2013-14, $3.65 million in 2014-15 and $3.75 million in 2015-16.

"We are pleased to sign Troy Brouwer to a contract extension," said said Capitals general manager George McPhee. "Troy is a physical and versatile power forward who can play both wings and who has averaged close to 20 goals in the past three seasons. He is a Stanley Cup winner and a great leader. We are thrilled that he will continue his career in Washington for many years to come."

Brouwer scored 18 goals and added 15 assists for 33 points and 61 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Capitals last season. He finished the season ranked ninth in the NHL in hits (247) and fourth on the team in goals. His 60 blocked shots ranked second among Capitals forwards and he was one of six Capitals players to appear in all 82 games.

The 27-year-old forward helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup while tallying a career-high eight points in 19 playoff contests.

Brouwer was originally drafted by Chicago in the seventh round (214th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.