Monumental - The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing T.J. Oshie from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for right wing Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Oshie, 28, registered 55 points (19 goals, 36 assists) and 51 penalty minutes in 72 games with St. Louis last season. In 2013-14, Oshie set career highs in goals (21), assists (39), points (60), game-winning goals (5) and plus/minus (+19).
USA! USA! USA!! What a trade! American hero in the nation’s capital at long last. All they had to move was a goaltending prospect who was going to be stuck behind Holtby for the foreseeable future and Troy Brouwer, who had a bad year and a really bad playoffs. And in return, TJ Oshie, the American Hero. Exactly what the Caps needed to add, that secondary scoring. This opens up so many possibilities for the Caps. Can you imagine a line of Ovi-Backstrom-Oshie? Or put yesterday’s signing Justin Williams on the top line and put Oshie with Kuz and/or Burra? Who is going to be able to keep up with this team? Fantastic trade. This team is ready to go.
And obviously, it goes without saying, Mrs. Oshie is going to love DC.