Blues ship captain Brewer to Bolts

Eric Brewer has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a prospect and a pick. (QMI AGENCY)

Eric Brewer has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a prospect and a pick. (QMI AGENCY)

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St. Louis - The St. Louis Blues made a move to revamp their roster on Friday, shipping defenseman and team captain Eric Brewer to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a prospect and a third-round pick in the upcoming draft.

"Eric has been tremendous to the St. Louis Blues organization and the St. Louis community," said Blues vice president and GM Doug Armstrong. "He and his wife Rebecca are first-class people and we wish them nothing but the very best."

The 31-year-old played nearly six seasons in the Gateway City after his acquisition from the Edmonton Oilers, posting 30 goals and 95 points over 332 games. He was named team captain in February, 2008.

A former first-round selection (fifth overall) of the New York Islanders back in 1997, the British Columbia native has totaled 64 goals and 208 points in 736 contests with the Islanders, Oilers and Blues.

St. Louis gains defensive prospect Brock Beukeboom, son of former NHL defenseman Jeff Beukeboom. The 20-year-old notched a goal and seven assists in 44 games with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League.


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