Blues trade T.J. Oshie
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Blues traded right winger T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals on Thursday for two players and a pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Oshie, the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, became a fan favorite in his 7 seasons with the Blues. He recorded 110 goals and 200 assists in 443 regular season games.
Perhaps Oshie’s finest hour came at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he converted 4 of 6 attempts in a penalty shootout to defeat the Russian hockey team 3-2 in a preliminary round game.
The Blues will receive right winger Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley, and a third-round pick.
Brouwer, 29, is a nine-year NHL veteran, including five seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks (2006-2011) and four with the Capitals (2011-2015). He was assistant captain from 2011 to 2014 in Washington. The 6’2”, 214-pound forward has accumulated 255 points (132 goals, 123 assists) in 531 career regular season games. Brouwer also earned a Stanley Cup championship with Chicago in 2010.
Copley, 23, posted a 17-4-3 record in 26 games with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears last season, along with 2.17 goals against average, a .925 save percentage, and three shutouts. He has yet to play a game in the NHL.