Winger Troy Brouwer, who spent the 2015-16 season with the St. Louis Blues, has signed a free agent deal with the Calgary Flames.
As NHL Free Agency officially opened on Friday, the St. Louis Blues suffered a significant loss rather quickly, as winger Troy Brouwer agreed to a deal with the Calgary Flames.
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Brouwer received a four-year deal worth $4.5 million per season,
. Brouwer spent just one season in St. Louis, coming over for the final year of his deal after being acquired from the Washington Capitals in last summer’s T.J. Oshie trade.
Brouwer will be a major loss for the Blues, especially since his status as the only regular member of the roster to have appeared in the Stanley Cup Final seemed to give him significant leadership credibility among his peers. Over 82 regular season games in 2015-16 (Brouwer was the only Blues player to participate in every game), he scored 18 goals and added 21 assists. He was even more impactful in the postseason, collecting eight goals and five assists in 20 games, including the game-winner in Game 7 of the Blues’ memorable first-round series victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
With Brouwer out of the mix, it’s likely that Ty Rattie and Dmitrij Jaskin will compete for his top-nine role during training camp this fall.