The Washington Times - July 6, 2011, 10:32AM

All along George McPhee and Troy Brouwer were optimistic about getting a deal done. His agent, Craig Oster, continued that optimism Tuesday by making sure the case wasn’t going to arbitration.

On Wednesday, the team announced a two-year deal with the restricted free agent forward worth $4.7 million ($2.35 per season).


“At the end of the day I think it’s a fair result,” Oster told The Washington Times on Wednesday morning. “It secures Troy’s rights for two years in Washington and gives them a player we think is capable of producing even more than he had in the past.”

Brouwer got a significant raise from the $1.025 million he was making with the Blackhawks the past two seasons. In that time, he had 76 points.

The only restricted free agent now left to sign is defenseman Karl Alzner. His agent, J.P. Barry, told The Times last week that there was still “a gap to close” in negotiations.