The Washington Capitals continue to load up.
“T.J. is an outstanding skater with a tremendous skill set,” said Caps’ GM Brian MacLellan in a statement. “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.
“We also want to thank Troy for his contributions to our organization on and off the ice and wish him well in St. Louis.”
Oshie has two years remaining on his five-year, $20.875 million deal, which carries a cap hit of $4.175 million. The 28-year-old had 19 goals and 55 points in 72 games last season.
Armstrong: "I'd like to thank T.J. Oshie for his time here in St. Louis and wish him and his family nothing but the best in Washington."
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 2, 2015
With Oshie off the books, it gives Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong a little more room to work with in the on-going negotiations with restricted free agent forward Vladimir Tarasenko.
Brouwer, who has one year remaining on his three-year, $11 million deal, comes in at a cap hit of $3.6 million.
Copley went 17-4-3 in 26 appearances with the Hershey Bears in 2014-15 posting a 2.15 G.A.A. and a .925 save percentage. The 23-year-old was expected to challenge for the starter’s role in Hershey next season.