Sochi Olympics shootout star T.J. Oshie was 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, the former Warroad High and North Dakota star, 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 totaled 21 goals and 22 assists for Washington last season while appearing in all 82 games. He has played in nine NHL seasons, the past four with the Capitals after five with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Blues sign Wild’s Brodziak
The Blues signed center Kyle Brodziak, who spent the past six years with the Wild. He’s seventh in Wild history in games and eighth in points … Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Lightning.