ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues traded four-time All-Star
defenseman and captain Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers on
Tuesday night for defensemen Eric Brewer, Doug Lynch and Jeff Woywitka.
The trade was posted on the Blues' Web site. A call to the team
from The Associated Press early Wednesday was not immediately
The 30-year-old Pronger won the Hart and Norris trophies as the
NHL's most valuable player and top defenseman for the 1999-00
season. He has scored 94 goals and 306 assists in 722 career games. He was drafted by Carolina (then the Hartford Whalers) with the No. 2 pick in the 1993 NHL Draft and spent two seasons with the Whalers before joining the Blues in 1995 in a trade for Brendan Shanahan .
Brewer was the key to the deal for the Blues, general manager
Larry Pleau said in a release on the team's Web site.
"Eric Brewer has been a premier defenseman in the NHL for the
past several seasons, and we are very excited about the talents he
brings to the Blues," Pleau said. "We are also adding two skilled
younger defensemen who are clearly up-and-coming players at this
Brewer, 26, has played six seasons in the NHL, including the
last four with Edmonton. He has 34 goals and 79 assists in 404
games. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defenseman was drafted fifth overall by the New York Islanders in the 1997 NHL Draft and played for the Islanders from 1998 through 2000.
Lynch, 22, appeared in two games with the Oilers in 2003-04, and
played last season with the AHL's Edmonton Road Runners.
Woywitka, 21, played the last two seasons in the AHL with the
Road Runners and the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Information from SportsTicker and The Associated Press was used in this report.