Troy Brouwer Signs 3-Year, $11 Million Contract Extension With Washington Capitals

May 2, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Troy Brouwer (20) skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during game three in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Rangers won 2-1 in triple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year contract extension through 2016.

The Washington Capitals re-signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension on Wednesday. The extension keeps Brouwer with the Caps through 2016. Brouwer is set to earn $3.6 million in 2013-14, $3.65 million in 2014-15 and $3.75 million in 2015-16. General Manager George McPhee announced the deal on Wednesday:

"We are pleased to sign Troy Brouwer to a contract extension, said McPhee. "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."

The 27-year-old winger played in all 82 games for the Capitals last season, scoring 18 goals and 15 assists while racking up 61 penalty minutes and 247 hits, good enough for ninth in the league. The Capitals traded a first round pick to acquire Brouwer from the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011.

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