Saturday night, Troy Brouwer made his grand return to Washington for the first time since he was traded to St. Louis for TJ Oshie. It has been an emotional night for Brouwer. The Caps aired a tribute video for Brouwer during the first period and the former Brouwer Pouwer leader received a standing ovation. Earlier, there were warm-ups.
Fans traveled down to the Blues’ side to hold up signs and say thank you to the former Capital, including RMNB readers Nick and Jenn Passero. The couple held up a sign that said, “My name is Troy after #36.” The parents had named their one-year-old son, Troy Nicklas, after Brouwer and current Caps center Nicklas Backstrom.
Can't wait to see the @StLouisBlues tonight in DC!! pic.twitter.com/5VVJC9SuL1
— Jenn (@OsRavensCaps) March 26, 2016
Brouwer noticed the sign and tossed the couple a puck. It was a great moment. Troy skated away with a huge smile on his face.
It may be because Brouwer has history with the family. Last season, the Passeros first met Brouwer in Laurel, Maryland, during an autograph signing. They asked Troy if he would cut a video for them to do their baby announcement. Brouwer agreed.
Brouwer said it was one of the nicest requests he has ever had and that he was honored that they enlisted his help with it.
It was nice to see he could say thank you in his own way tonight.
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