The Washington Capitals acquired forward and Olympic shootout hero T.J. Oshie from the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
Heading to the Blues are forward Troy Brouwer, goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley and a third-round draft selection in 2016.
“T.J. is an outstanding skater with a tremendous skill set,” said Capitals GM Brian MacLellan. “He is a powerful player and has consistent track record of production throughout his career in the NHL. We feel that he complements our core group nicely and can help us get to the next level in achieving our ultimate goal.”
Oshie totaled 55 points (19 goals, 36 assists) in 72 games a season ago for the Blues, the franchise which selected him in the first round of the 2005 draft out of North Dakota.
Star of the USA-Russia shootout in Sochi, he finished last season with four goals in 11 shootout attempts (36.4 percent), tying for 17th among NHL players in total scores.
The 28-year-old departs the club having totaled 110 goals and 200 assists in 443 games, chipping in nine points in 30 playoff contests.
Brouwer ended his ninth NHL campaign with 21 goals and 22 assists while participating in all 82 regular-season games for the Caps. In four seasons with the club, he picked up 83 goals and 69 helpers in 293 games.
Over 531 career contests for Chicago and Washington, the 29-year-old has compiled 132 scores and 123 assists, while adding 19 points in 78 playoff tilts. Brouwer was a member of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 2010.
Copley, 23, out of Michigan Tech, spent the majority of last year with Hershey in the AHL. He went 17-4-3 with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.