ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Eric Fehr to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fehr, 22, split last season between the Capitals and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) after returning from injury. He played 23 games for Washington recording six points (1g-5a) and 11 games for Hershey tallying seven points (3g-4a). He had one goal in five playoff games for the Caps and one goal and three assists in two playoff games for the Bears.
The Winkler, Manitoba, native was the Capitals’ first-round choice, 18th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft. He has played in 48 career games for Washington, potting three goals and dishing out six assists. He was an integral member of the Hershey club that won the 2006 Calder Cup. In 19 playoff games, he had 11 points (8g-3a) and scored the overtime game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to lift the Bears to the Calder Cup Finals.
Eric Fehr Right Wing Ht.: 6’4” Wt.: 212 Shoots: Right Born: Sept. 7, 1985 (Winkler, Manitoba) Drafted: Capitals’ first-round choice, 18th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft