Blues trade Oshie to Capitals for Brouwer, Copley, 3rd-round pick

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American hero T.J. Oshie is moving to the nation's capital.

The Washington Capitals acquired the 2014 Olympics standout from the St. Louis Blues for Troy Brouwer, goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley, and a 2016 third-round pick.

"T.J. is an outstanding skater with a tremendous skill set," Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said 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."

Oshie has 310 points in 443 career games - all with St. Louis. The 28-year-old is scheduled to earn $4.5 million in each of the final two years of his contract, which carries a cap hit of $4.175 million.

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Bouwer is a veteran of 531 NHL games, recording 255 points with the Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks. He is coming off consecutive 20-goal campaigns with Washington and is in the final season of a three-year, $11-million contract.

Copley had a great debut AHL season, posting a 2.17 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 26 appearances and performing even better in the postseason. The undrafted 23-year-old spent two years with Michigan Tech before turning pro.

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