Troy Brouwer was born August 17, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Chicago's seventh round, 214th overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry, Brouwer is a graduate of the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.
A strong power forward, Brouwer lead the WHL in scoring with 49 goals and 53 assists as an overage junior in 2005-06. The following season Brouwer made his NHL debut on December 23, 2006 in a game against the Colorado Avalanche. The majority of his season however would be spent with the Blackhawk's AHL affiliate in Norfolk where would tally 79 points, setting a new single-season point total by a rookie.
By 2008-09 Brouwer had established himself as a solid NHL winger, contributing 10 goals and providing the Hawks a physical presence. The following season his offensive output more than doubled when he potted 22 goals.
The 2009-10 season would end triumphantly for Brouwer and the Blackhawks when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to capture the club's first Stanley Cup championship since 1961.
On June 24, 2011, the rugged winger was shipped out of Chicago to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a first round draft pick.