Mar 11, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Capitals right wingTroy Brouwer
(20) on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of the all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down memory lane.
Troy Brouwer’s Blackhawks Career Stats
Drafted- 2004 7th Round (214th Overall)
Game Winning Goals-12
Brouwer was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks unit that helped turned the franchise around from the Dark Ages to Stanley Cup Champions. Brouwer had both many fans and many naysayers while in Chicago, but his skill set hasn’t been replaced yet since his departure after the 2011 season if you basically throw out Bryan Bickell‘s 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run. Brower was a true power forward that like Patrick Sharp is a streaky scorer but he could throw his body around like a big guy should on a nightly basis.
Brouwer’s best season came in the Stanley Cup 2009-2010 season when he scored 22 goals and 18 assists regular season with a 4 goal 4 assist stat line during the Stanley Cup run. Brouwer was eventually traded for what became Phillip Denault, but while in Chicago Brouwer like most Blackhawks had a hard time finding a consistent line due basically to the craziness of Joel Quenneville.
There was some talk about Brouwer being happy for his teammates after they won the 2013 Cup, but it seemed to be a media story that really wasn’t worth repeating. Brouwer has been pretty steady while being in Washington, but he’s on this list of top Blackhawks of all-time because he was part of the team that ended the 49 years of Stanley Cup misery.
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