|Assets:||Has the combination of size and decent scoring ability that scouts love. Is a punishing body checker, but he can also play well without the puck. Can line up on either side of center. Complements skill very well.|
|Flaws:||Has a tendency to disappear from the score sheet for long stretches. Also, he doesn't have great skating ability, and that hinders his ability to produce consistent offense at the National Hockey League level.|
|Career Potential:||Big, yet inconsistent complementary winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2009-10 (Chicago)|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2006-07|
|3/07/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|9/12/2012||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year contract extension.|
|7/06/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|6/24/2011||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|4/13/2011||Missed the last 3 games of the regular season (right shoulder injury).|
|4/06/2011||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/16/2010||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|4/09/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/06/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a two-year contract.|
|4/07/2009||Missed 4 games (knee injury).|
|3/31/2009||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|10/21/2008||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/06/2008||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/27/2008||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/23/2008||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|1/10/2008||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|1/05/2008||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|9/22/2007||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|2/12/2007||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|2/01/2007||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/30/2007||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/25/2007||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/29/2006||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/23/2006||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|6/05/2006||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year contract.|
|9/19/2005||Returned to his junior team (Moose Jaw-WHL).|
|6/24/2011||Chicago Blackhawks traded Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for a 1st round selection in 2011.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round (214th overall) in 2004.|
Troy Brouwer picks up two points Tuesday | 01/29/2014 10:59 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer had a goal and an assist on Tuesday.
ImpactBrouwer was on a 11-game goal scoring drought. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 53 contests in 2013-14.
Troy Brouwer filling in for Ovechkin tonight | 01/24/2014 6:16 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer will fill in for injured right winger Alex Ovechkin again Friday night on Washington's top line.
ImpactBrouwer and the rest of the Caps were held scoreless in Ottawa without the NHL's top scorer in the lineup on Tuesday. Brouwer has struggled to find the net this year after a strong 2013 campaign, but has as good a chance as he'll ever have to get back on track tonight playing big minutes with Nicklas Backstrom.
Troy Brouwer scores lone goal in loss to BUF | 12/30/2013 10:38 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored Washington's lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.
ImpactHis eighth marker of the season was assisted by Mikhail Grabovski. Brouwer posted five of Washington's 50 shots in the contest, but they couldn't solve Sabres' starter Ryan Miller.
Troy Brouwer keeps points streak alive | 12/23/2013 10:06 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer had two assists in Monday night's 3-2 loss to Anaheim.
ImpactThe 28-year-old winger is now on a four game points streak (1 G, 5 A) and has seven goals and 17 points so far through 37 games.
Troy Brouwer struggling this season | 12/07/2013 10:05 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer has only nine points this season after a breakout 2013 campaign.
ImpactBrouwer had 19 goals and 33 points during the truncated 2012-13 season and averaged a career high 18:32 minutes of action in 47 games. But it has been a completely different story this season as he has only five goals although four have come on the power play. He has had a bunch of centers this season after relying on Mike Ribeiro last season and that could be hurting his production.
Brouwer, Carlson score PPG for Caps in loss | 11/09/2013 11:39 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer netted a goal for the Capitals in their 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.
ImpactWhen are opponents of the Capitals going to learn? Sure, the Coyotes eked out the win, but they gave the league's deadliest power play seven chances to score -- and it did twice. Brouwer, for his fifth of the year, had one, and John Carlson had the other power-play marker. Twenty of the team's 56 goals have come with the man advantage. Joel Ward also scored for the Caps, at even strength, in the second period.
Brouwer won't be suspended for collision | 10/17/2013 4:49 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer hit on Derek Stepan on Wednesday has been ruled as accidental contact.
ImpactBrouwer has avoided a potential suspension as a result. The hit knocked Stepan to the ice and raised concerns about a potential concussion, but Stepan seems to have escaped without a significant injury.
Troy Brouwer picks up his first goal of 13-14 | 10/15/2013 9:46 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored his first goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Monday.
ImpactBrouwer got off to a cold start after taking a big step forward in the shortened 2013 campaign. He should be able to surpass his career-high of 40 points this season.
Brouwer starts season on second line | 10/01/2013 8:04 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer is stationed on the Capitals' second line with Brooks Laich and Mikhail Grabovski for the season opener against Chicago Tuesday night.
ImpactBrouwer notched 33 points in 47 games last season and should be a good bet to beat his career high of 40 points in the coming year given those solid stats and his new gifted linemates.
Troy Brouwer scores PPG in preseason opener | 09/14/2013 10:14 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored in the Capitals' preseason win against the Jets on Saturday night.
ImpactThe result, a 4-3 victory via the shootout, hardly matters at this stage. Brouwer scored on a nice passing sequence with Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom on the power play. Brouwer had a very good season, with 19 goals and 33 points in 47 games, as he played very well with added ice time. It would be fair to peg him for 25 goals and 45-50 points this season. Jack Hillen and Stanislav Galiev notched the other goals for the Caps in regulation.
Troy Brouwer gets goal in Game 4 loss | 05/08/2013 10:29 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored for the Capitals in their 4-3 loss against the Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
ImpactThe Capitals had trouble generating any consistent offense through the first half of the game, but found themselves tied 2-2 by the end of the second thanks to a slick backhander from Brouwer, who now has 15 points in 61 playoff games. Mathieu Perreault had the team's first goal, taking advantage of Joel Ward's hard move to the net and banking in the rebound. Karl Alzner had the other goal for Washington. Ward ended up with two helpers. Alex Ovechkin was limited to one shot on goal and a minus-one rating. He also had two penalty minutes.
Troy Brouwer has been excellent in 2013 | 04/21/2013 11:54 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer has 19 goals in this 48-game shortened season, just three shy of his career-high of 22.
ImpactBrouwer has been scoring at a career-best pace this season thanks to increased ice time on the man advantage. With 30 points in 43 games this season, Brouwer should be owned in 12-team leagues for the stretch run.
Shooter role suits Troy Brouwer just fine | 04/16/2013 10:26 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer has notched 16 goals and 29 points in 41 games this season.
ImpactIf this wasn't a truncated campaign due to the lockout then Brouwer would have been on pace to reach new career highs in goals and points. "I think this year more than any other year I've been the shooter on the line," he said. "Last year playing with Ovi a lot of the year he was the shooter. When I was in Chicago I with Kane and Toews a lot of the time and they were the shooters." Brouwer credits Mike Ribeiro with this new mindset because "Ribs tells me never to pass it back to him if I've got an opportunity." He's also getting plenty of power-play time and has generated 15 points under those circumstances this year.
Troy Brouwer scores twice vs Canes | 04/11/2013 9:45 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer netted two goals in a 3-1 win Thursday.
ImpactMike Green accounted for the Capitals' other goal. Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, Jay Beagle, and Wojtek Wolski each assisted on one of Washington's three goals.
Troy Brouwer picks up 2 points in victory | 03/17/2013 10:07 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored a goal and added an assist in Washington's 5-3 win over the Sabres on Sunday.
ImpactBrouwer has been scoring at a career-best pace this season thanks to increased ice time on the power play. The Caps received contributions from a number of sources in this contest as Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault also registered a goal and an assist in the win while Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera also found the back of the net.
Troy Brouwer (flu) is expected to play Thurs. | 03/06/2013 5:31 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer took part in Wednesday's practice and he's expected to play Thursday night after sitting out one game with the flu.
Impact"Get some fluids in me, hopefully I can eat something in the next day or two," said Brouwer, who didn't play Tuesday after getting sick Monday. "But it's going to be tough for the back to back here." The Capitals play Saturday and Sunday following Thursday's contest.
Troy Brouwer won't play Tuesday night vs. BOS | 03/05/2013 5:20 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Boston Bruins.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactBrouwer was considered questionable entering the game. Wojtek Wolski, who had been a healthy scratch recently, will likely replace Brouwer on the second line.
Troy Brouwer misses Tuesday's morning skate | 03/05/2013 3:07 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer is sick and did not participate in Tuesday's morning skate.
ImpactBrouwer is questionable to play Tuesday night against the Bruins. "I'm wondering if just because he played a ton in Winnipeg, right? And then we traveled and the schedule, so he's resting today and hopefully he'll be good tonight. We need him," coach Adam Oates said Tuesday morning. Check back closer to the drop of the puck for official word.
Caps not happy they let up Thursday | 02/15/2013 1:04 PM
NewsThe Capitals might have won 4-3 on Thursday night against the Lightning, but they let the game get too close and many weren't happy about that.
ImpactThe Caps were up 4-1 in the third period, then allowed two goals in the last eight minutes of the game. "We've got to clean it up a little bit," said Troy Brouwer, who recorded his team-high seventh goal. "We made a few mistakes. We've tried to fall back on our systems and make sure that we're doing the right things, but giving up a 4-1 lead and making it a game isn't what we need right now. We thought we had them. Maybe that's the reason why they were able to come back is because we let up a little bit."
Caps think they weren't mentally ready | 02/08/2013 12:41 PM
NewsThe Capitals lost 5-2 Thursday in a game many felt they weren't mentally ready to play.
The Washington Times
Impact"We weren't ready to play," right wing Troy Brouwer said. "We got hemmed in our zone for the first two shifts, just weren't ready to play, minds weren't in it. That's been our biggest problem. We have mental lapses, and this one happened before the game even started." The Caps are an NHL-worst 2-8-1 on the year.
Troy Brouwer opens scoring against Ottawa | 01/30/2013 12:10 AM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored his second goal of the season, but the Capitals were beaten by Ottawa by a score of 3-2 Tuesday.
ImpactThe Caps jumped out to a two-goal lead, as Brouwer and Matt Hendricks beat Craig Anderson in the first period, but were not able to solve him again in the game.
Troy Brouwer scores in losing effort | 01/22/2013 11:01 PM
NewsTroy Brouwer scored his first goal of the season, but the Capitals dropped a 4-2 decision at home to Winnipeg Tuesday.
ImpactBrouwer likely isn't a factor in all but the deepest of leagues, but it's not a stretch to think he could be a decent late-round value in those formats. Matt Hendricks also scored a goal in the loss while Nicklas Backstrom recorded a pair of assists.
|Goals||2||2 times-last:at Fla||last:Feb 27||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Ana||Dec 23||2|
|Points||2||5 times-last:at Fla||last:Feb 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||17||at Fla||Dec 13||10|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. CBJ||Oct 19||2|
|Power Play Goals||2||at Fla||Feb 27||1|
|Power Play Points||2||3 times-last:at Fla||last:Feb 27||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||65 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Mar 8||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||65 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Mar 8||1|
|Shots||6||2 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Feb 6||5|
|Penalty Minutes||66||2009-10 (Chi)|
|Power Play Goals||7||3 times-last: 2012-13 (Wsh)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||3 times-last: 2012-13 (Wsh)|
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