We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2017-2018 season kicks off on October 5th against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 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 looking back at our favorite Blackhawks.
For very current Chicago Blackhawks fans, I assume the first thought of seeing the name
is that he scored the game winning goal in Game #7 for the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. A goal that he basically whiffed on the first time, but still had enough time to beat
to give the Blues the lead in the third period.
I still have no idea what Erik Gustafsson was doing with the puck at that time, I guess that’s why we have never seen him again in Chicago.
Anyways, back to Brouwer who did help the Blackhawks break the 49 year drought back in 2010. He was a true power forward, but Joel Quenneville never really trusted him and moved him back and forth and then eventually out of Chicago. Here are his career stats while wearing the Chicago Blackhawks sweater.
Drafted- 2004 7th Round (214th Overall)
Game Winning Goals-12
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 Danault, which is of course a centerman that the Chicago Blackhawks could use on their roster right now!
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Brouwer has had a nice career away from Chicago, but he was talent never realized here really, and to be honest I don’t think he’s ever reached his full potential since arriving in the NHL.
What do you think? Too High Too Low or shouldn’t be on the list?
What is your memories of Troy Brouwer?
Only 96 more days until the season starts at the United Center!