Troy Brouwer retires after 14 NHL seasons

Brouwer calls it a career

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Nov 30, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Troy Brouwer (36) looks on during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Brouwer announced his retirement on Thursday after playing 14 NHL seasons.

A Stanley Cup winner with Chicago in 2010, Brouwer appeared in 851 career games with the Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. The 36-year-old last played during the 2019-20 season while competing in his second stint with the Blues.

“I’m going to miss the relationships that I was able to make over the years with guys on my teams and their families,” Brouwer told the Blues’ website. “Playing this game, you always get to meet new people, you always get to have experiences with those people and a lot of those you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. I’m going to miss that competitiveness, and I’m going to miss those big moments where you have an opportunity to do something amazing after you’ve worked your whole life to get to that moment.”

Brouwer recorded 363 points (182 goals, 181 assists) and 595 penalty minutes during his career. He was selected by Chicago in the seventh round of the 2004 NHL Draft.

“It was always just hard work, play physical, play hard and contribute where you can,” Brouwer said. “I was able to make sure I still played my game, and it fit what a lot of NHL teams needed, so that’s how I was able to have such a long career.”

–Field Level Media