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Troy Brouwer cashes in on playoff success with four-year Flames contract

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 23: Troy Brouwer #36 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates scoring a first period goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 23, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames have added a solid veteran scoring presence in Troy Brouwer on a four-year contract worth $4.5 million per-year.

The 30-year-old Brouwer spent last season with the St. Louis Blues after four years with the Washington Capitals. St. Louis acquired Brouwer in a trade for T.J. Oshie last offseason.

In 2015-16, Brouwer scored 18 goals and notched 21 assists in 82 games played. The last seven years, Brouwer has scored in between 17 and 25 goals between the Chicago Blackhawks, Capitals and Blues.

His prior contract was for three years at $11 million.

It was believed Brouwer would cash in heavily in free agency this summer after he scored eight goals and notched five assists in 20 playoff games – helping the Blues to the Western Conference Final.

“Brouwer is a guy in these type of big games has kept coming and showing up,” Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said during the playoffs. “He¹s showed that to us all playoff. That¹s comforting for us.”

Brouwer is the second big-named St. Louis Blues player the Flames have picked up this summer. At the NHL Draft they landed goaltender Brian Elliott. Brouwer will likely fit into the Flames’ top six, that has a nice mix of youth and experience.

Calgary has $14,907,935 in salary cap space remaining this offseason, but a lot of that will probably go to franchise cornerstones Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan who are both restricted free agents.

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