LIGHTNING ACQUIRE D ERIC BREWER FROM ST. LOUIS —- D Brock Beukeboom, 3rd-Round Pick in 2011 Sent to Blues

By on February 20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Eric Brewer
from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Brock Beukeboom and a
third-round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general
manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric to the Lightning organization,” Yzerman
said upon making the announcement. “He is an outstanding veteran who will
help solidify our defense as we move toward the end of the regular

Brewer, 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, is a veteran of 12 NHL seasons, appearing in
a total of 736 games with the Blues, Edmonton Oilers and New York
Islanders. He has amassed 64 goals, 144 assists and 208 points for his
career. Brewer has also skated in 12 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all
with the Oilers, registering two goals and 10 points. He has reached
double digits in points in eight of the last 10 seasons.

A native of Vernon, British Columbia, Brewer served as captain of the
Blues since the 2007-08 season. In 54 games played this season with St.
Louis, he tied a career-high with eight goals, ranking first among team
defensemen, and also recorded 14 points. He led the team in average ice
time per game with 22:14.

Brewer has also excelled on the international stage, representing Team
Canada in multiple tournaments. He won his third gold medal at the 2007
World Championships after also earning the competition’s top prize in
consecutive years at the 2003 and 2004 tournaments, respectively, and
captured gold at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Brewer also served an
integral role in Team Canada’s run to the gold medal at the 2002 Winter
Olympics in Salt Lake City, notching a pair of goals, including one
game-winner, in six games played.

Brewer was originally selected by the Islanders in the first round, fifth
overall, at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.


Categories: Hockey, Sports
Tags: , , , , ,


You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.