Lightning acquire D Eric Brewer from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have traded defenseman Eric Brewer, the team captain, to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Blues acquired the rights to

unsigned draft pick Brock Beukeboom, also a defenseman, plus a

third-round draft pick in 2011.

The 31-year-old Brewer played 332 games

over six seasons with St. Louis. He had eight goals and six assists with

a plus-1 rating in 54 games this season after being slowed by injuries

the previous two years.

The 20-year-old Beukeboom is playing for

Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL for the third straight season and has eight

points and 54 penalty minutes in 44 games this season. He’s the son of

former NHL defenseman Jeff Beukeboom and was a third-round pick in the

2010 draft.

Received 02/18/11 05:48 pm ET