|Assets:||Has great size and leadership qualities. Moves well laterally and carries a good shot from the point. Can log big minutes and be used in a shutdown role when needed.|
|Flaws:||Needs to be smarter, overall. Lacks the hockey sense needed to produce big offensive numbers in the National Hockey League. Could stand to play a more aggressive game.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran big-minute defenseman and leader.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2002-03|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|Olympic||Olympic Gold Medal||2002 (Canada)|
|1/01/2014||Missed 3 games (arm injury).|
|12/28/2013||Arm injury, injured reserve.|
|12/23/2013||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|12/06/2013||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|12/03/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/24/2011||Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a four-year contract.|
|4/08/2011||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|4/05/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2011||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|2/06/2011||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|2/04/2011||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2009||Missed 13 games (back injury).|
|11/27/2009||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|10/29/2009||Missed 10 games (back surgery).|
|9/30/2009||Back surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/21/2009||Missed 54 regular season and 4 playoff games (back surgery).|
|1/01/2009||Back surgery, remainder of the regular season.|
|12/16/2008||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/25/2007||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|11/23/2007||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|10/20/2007||Missed 4 games (right shoulder injury).|
|10/06/2007||Right shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/24/2007||Signed by the St. Louis Blues to a four-year contract extension.|
|7/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|4/18/2006||Missed the last 40 games of the regular season (dislocated left shoulder).|
|1/26/2006||Dislocated left shoulder, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/14/2006||Dislocated left shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/17/2005||Missed 10 games (separated right shoulder).|
|11/17/2005||Separated right shoulder, early January.|
|11/16/2005||Right shoulder injury, left Wednesday's game.|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|8/03/2005||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|8/04/2004||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|12/11/2003||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|11/26/2003||Groin, left Wednesday's game.|
|11/08/2002||Missed 2 games (bruised left shoulder).|
|11/03/2002||Bruised left shoulder, day-to-day.|
|9/12/2002||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|1/26/2002||Missed 1 game (separated left shoulder).|
|1/22/2002||Separated left shoulder, day-to-day.|
|8/15/2001||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|10/15/2000||Missed 4 games (hip injury).|
|10/07/2000||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2011||St. Louis Blues traded Eric Brewer to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Brock Beukeboom and a third-round draft pick in 2011.|
|8/03/2005||St. Louis Blues traded Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers for Eric Brewer, Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch.|
|6/24/2000||New York Islanders traded Eric Brewer, Josh Green and 2nd round selection (Brad Winchester) in 2000 to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Hamrlik.|
|6/21/1997||Drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1st round (5th overall) in 1997.|
Eric Brewer is now on a goal-scoring streak | 04/11/2014 11:04 PM
NewsEric Brewer potted a pair of goals to help the Bolts defeat the Blue Jackets 3-2 and inch closer to home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
ImpactBrewer now has three goals in his past two games, after scoring just once in the first 74 games of the season. The big veteran blueliner has 17 points and is a plus 10 in 76 games this year.
Eric Brewer scores his first goal of the year | 03/21/2014 8:31 AM
NewsEric Brewer finally got his first goal of the season.
ImpactHe scored for the first time in 65 games during Tampa Bay's 5-4 victory over Ottawa on Thursday night. Brewer has 13 points and 123 hits on the year.
Lightning get Eric Brewer back on Wednesday | 01/01/2014 6:29 PM
NewsEric Brewer (upper body) will rejoin the Lightning on Wednesday.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactBrewer was out for three straight contests due to the ailment. He has seven points and 23 penalty minutes in 34 games this season.
Brewer skates for 3rd day in a row | 12/30/2013 10:17 AM
NewsEric Brewer skated again on Sunday as he continues to recover from an upper-body injury.
ImpactIt was the third consecutive day Brewer has hit the ice. The Bolts are hopeful that Brewer will be activated off the injured list sometime during their western four-game road trip that begins this week in Vancouver on Wednesday.
Eric Brewer won't play Saturday v Habs | 12/28/2013 11:53 AM
NewsEric Brewer (upper-body injury) will not play in Saturday's contest against Montreal.
ImpactThe Bolts called up defenseman Dmitry Korobov from Syracuse as Sami Salo is also not likely to dress against the Habs. Brewer was placed on the injured list to make rooom for Korobov.
Eric Brewer will sit Monday due to UBI | 12/22/2013 4:09 PM
NewsEric Brewer (upper body) won't play Monday night.
Damian Cristodero on Twitter
ImpactCoach Jon Cooper doesn't believe that Brewer suffered any structural damage when he was hurt in Saturday's contest against Carolina.
Eric Brewer out with upper body injury | 12/22/2013 11:31 AM
NewsEric Brewer suffered an upper body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.
ImpactJust an FYI as Brewer has seven assists and is plus-three this season in 34 games. Consider him day-to-day.
Eric Brewer ends up a game-low minus-two | 12/14/2013 10:02 PM
NewsEric Brewer finished a game-low minus-two in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.
ImpactThe veteran blueliner isn't a fantasy factor as he has limited offensive upside. Brewer has five assists on the season, with a plus-two rating and 23 penalty minutes. Nate Thompson was one of four Lightning players to record four shots on a goal.
Eric Brewer will play in Saturday's game | 12/06/2013 1:29 PM
NewsEric Brewer (lower body) is projected to return Saturday.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactBrewer has missed two games due to the ailment. He has five assists and 21 penalty minutes in 26 contests in 2013-14.
Eric Brewer (LBI) may return Saturday | 12/06/2013 8:15 AM
NewsEric Brewer (lower body) skated briefly on Thursday, but missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe said he suffered it during practice last week and he could be back as soon as Saturday's match versus Winnipeg. "It was just something that was not feeling as well as it should have, but it's feeling much better now," Brewer said. "I've noticed a big difference each day, so (Friday) we'll try to do more of the same and do as much as I can without being stupid."
Eric Brewer sits Tuesday night with LBI | 12/04/2013 8:08 AM
NewsEric Brewer didn't play Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe participated in the morning skate, where the Lightning say he "tweaked" something. As a result, he didn't take part in the pregame warmup and missed his first game of the 2013-14 campaign. Brewer has five assists, 54 hits and a plus-5 rating in 26 contests. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Eric Brewer skates in 900th career game | 10/30/2013 8:04 AM
NewsEric Brewer played in his 900th career game Tuesday night.
Impact"I think anytime you start getting a few more games than the average career, I think it's certainly something to just reflect on a little bit, have your cup of coffee and enjoy it, and from there you kind of carry on," he said. "But I'm happy, I enjoy coming to the rink, going to work and I enjoy being with the guys." Brewer has been playing on Tampa Bay's third pairing in 2013-14. In 12 games, he has two assists, 18 hits and a plus-3 rating.
Eric Brewer has 12 points this season | 04/15/2013 10:18 AM
NewsEric Brewer had an assist on Sunday.
ImpactBrewer has four goals and 12 points in 42 games this season. He's a well-rounded defenseman, but isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues. It's a different story in leagues that use hits and blocked shots as categories.
|10/11/2014||TB||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/09/2014||TB||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||2|
|Assists||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||1|
|Points||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Van||Oct 18||9|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:at Van||last:Oct 18||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||0|
|Power Play Points||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||1|
|Shots||1||3 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 20||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2011-12 (TB)|
|Points||29||2 times-last: 2006-07 (StL)|
|Penalty Minutes||91||2007-08 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2001-02 (Edm)|
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