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Blues sign Brouwer, McGinn to professional tryouts

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday the team has signed forwards Troy Brouwer and Jamie McGinn to professional tryouts.

McGinn will join the Blues for practice Monday, while Brouwer will practice with the club beginning Tuesday.

Brouwer, 34, was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the seventh round, No. 214 overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 213-pound forward dressed in 75 regular-season games with the Florida Panthers, posting 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) and 47 penalty minutes. The Vancouver, B.C., native is a veteran of 13 NHL seasons, including his 2015-16 campaign with the Blues, where he helped the team reach the Western Conference Finals.

Video: Brouwer, McGinn on joining Blues on pro tryout

Overall, Brouwer has amassed 362 points (181 goals, 181 assists) and 588 penalty minutes in 838 career regular-season games. He has also appeared in 102 career postseason games and captured the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship with the Blackhawks.

McGinn, 31, was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round, No. 36 overall, in the 2006 NHL Draft. This season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward has appeared in two games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Charlotte Checkers. A native of Fergus, Ontario, McGinn is a veteran of 11 NHL seasons. Including stints with San Jose, Colorado, Buffalo, Anaheim, Arizona and Florida, he has amassed 220 points (117 goals, 103 assists) and 267 penalty minutes in 617 career regular-season games. McGinn has also posted eight points (four goals, four assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 36 career postseason games.

Video: Armstrong on bringing Brouwer, McGinn to Blues

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