Eric Brewer

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Eric Brewer
Eric Brewer 2011-04-23.JPG
Born April 17, 1979 (1979-04-17) (age 35)
Vernon, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1997
New York Islanders
Playing career 1998–present

Eric Charles Brewer (born April 17, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. He has also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Before playing in the NHL, Brewer played 3 seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Prince George Cougars. He was drafted with the 5th overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Islanders on October 10, 1998 in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL career goal on November 5, 1998 against Trevor Kidd of the Carolina Hurricanes.[1]

He was traded along with Josh Green and their second round selection (Brad Winchester) at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Hamrlík.[2] Brewer played 2 seasons with the Oilers and 1 season with their American Hockey League affiliate Lowell Lock Monsters.

After the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Brewer was traded along with Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch to the St. Louis Blues for Chris Pronger.[3] Brewer would play 6 seasons with the Blues and was traded to Tampa Bay Lightning for Brock Beukeboom and a third round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[4] He signed a four year, $15.4-million contract extension with the Lightning on June 24, 2011.[5]

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