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Capitals Re-Sign Troy Brouwer To Three-Year Extension



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    BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning powerplay goal at 18:33 along with Marcus Johansson #90 against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Capitals defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year extension worth $11 million, the team announced in a release Wednesday.

    "We are pleased to sign Troy Brouwer to a contract extension," General Manager George McPhee said in the release. “Troy is a physical and versatile power forward who can play both wings and who has averaged close to 20 goals in the past three seasons. He is a Stanley Cup winner and a great leader. We are thrilled that he will continue his career in Washington for many years to come.”

    In his first season in Washington after being acquired in a draft day trade last June, Brouwer scored 18 goals and accumulated 33 points in 82 games. The 27-year-old quickly became a leader on and off the ice, earning a role as an alternate captain. He is also the only member of the Caps to have won a Stanley Cup, doing so with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.

    Brouwer is now under contract with the Caps for four years; he still has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed with Washington upon his arrival last summer.

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