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Capitals sign Eric Fehr

Sunday, 01.13.2013 / 1:47 PM
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Capitals sign Eric Fehr

The Washington Capitals said Sunday they have signed right wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract.

Fehr, 27, had 13 goals and 25 points and was plus-13 in 21 games with HPK of the SM-liiga in Finland this season. In 2011-12, Fehr scored two goals and added one assist with 12 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Winnipeg Jets. He was traded to Winnipeg by Washington on July 8, 2011, in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick (Thomas Di Pauli) and Danick Paquette.

The 6-foot-4, 212-pound forward has 48 goals, 96 points and a plus-27 rating in 265 career NHL games with Washington and Winnipeg. Fehr tallied 46 goals and 93 points in 230 games with the Capitals from 2005-11, including a career-high 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) in 69 games with Washington during 2009-10. In 26 career playoff games, all with Washington, Fehr has five goals and one assist.

The Winkler, Manitoba, native was the Capitals’ first-round choice (No. 18) in the 2003 NHL Draft.

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