ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Capitals announced they’ve re-signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million deal.
Brouwer, 27, will make $3.6 million in 2013-14, $3.65 million in 2014-15 and $3.75 million in 2015-16. He is entering the second and final season of a two-year deal and is due $2.35 million.
In in his first season with the Capitals, Brouwer scored 18 goals to go with 15 assists in 82 games. He played on all three top lines throughout the season and is a versatile player.
Brouwer scored two goals and had two assists during last season’s 14-game playoff run.
“We are pleased to sign Troy Brouwer to a contract extension,” General Manager George McPhee said. “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, who hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, has six goals and eight assists in 57 career NHL playoff games.
In 320 regular season games, Brouwer scored 67 goals and had 69 assists.
Brouwer is known as a hard-nose player who ranked ninth in the NHL with 247 hits last season. He also blocked 60 shots, which was second most for a Caps forward.
Listen here to what Troy Brouwer had to say during a conference call with the media today.
Troy Brouwer Conference Call