Blues trade Oshie for Caps’ Brouwer
ARLINGTON, Va. – Sochi Olympics shootout star T.J. Oshie has been acquired by the Washington Capitals in a deal that sends Troy Brouwer to the St. Louis Blues. As part of Thursday’s swap of right wings, Washington also will trade AHL goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in next year’s NHL draft to St. Louis. Oshie had 19 goals and 36 in 72 games for the Blues last season, his seventh in the NHL, all with St. Louis. He is best known for scoring four times during a shootout to lead the United States to a victory against Russia at the 2014 Olympics. Brouwer totalled 21 goals and 22 assists for Washington last season while appearing in all 82 games. He has played in nine NHL seasons, the last four with the Capitals after five with the Chicago Blackhawks.