Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer  #2

Toronto Maple Leafs  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: April 17, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Vernon, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: NYI / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
2014-15: Acquired from Anaheim along with 5th round pick (2016) in exchange for Korbinian Holzer. Brewer had skated in nine regular season games with the Ducks collecting two points. Brewer also registered four assists in 17 regular games with Tampa Bay before being traded to Anaheim. Made Maple Leaf debut Mar. 5 at Florida. Played season-high 23:04 Mar. 9 vs. New York (I). Registered his first point (assist) as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 13 at Calgary. Played 1,000th NHL game Saturday vs. Ottawa. Scored first goal as a Maple Leaf in overtime Mar. 28 vs. Ottawa. Has four points in last six games. Season Stats (as a Maple Leaf): Home: 9 GP, 1-2-3 Road: 8 GP, 1-1-2 Career as a Maple Leaf: 17 GP, 2-3-5 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 2 (3X - 04/11/14 vs. CBJ) Assists - 4 (02/17/08 vs. CBJ) Points - 4 (02/17/08 vs. CBJ) Career Notables: 2001-02: Won an Olympic gold medal with Canada 2003, 2004, 2007: Won World Championship gold medal with Canada 2004: Won World Cup of Hockey gold medal with Canada
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003) Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders with Josh Green and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (Brad Winchester) in 2000 Entry Draft for Roman Hamrlik, June 24, 2000. Traded to St. Louis by Edmonton with Doug Lynch and Jeff Woywitka for Chris Pronger, August 2, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injuries at Columbus (November 16, 2005) and Atlanta (January 13, 2006). Missed majority of 2008-09 due to back injury at Los Angeles, December 11, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by St. Louis for Brock Beukeboom and Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (Jordan Binnington) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 18, 2011.
Quote of the Day

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday