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Wild inks Fehr to one-year contract

Veteran centerman had four points in 18 games with Leafs, Sharks last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Fehr, 32, totaled four points (3-1=4) and a plus-6 rating in 18 games with Toronto and San Jose during the 2017-18 season. He also tallied two points (1-1=2) and six penalty minutes (PIM) in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Sharks. San Jose acquired the 6-foot-4, 208-pound native of Winkler, Man., from Toronto on Feb. 20, 2018. He also recorded 28 points (17-11=28) and 33 PIM in 34 games with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season.

Fehr has tallied 206 points (106-100=206), a plus-57 rating and 187 PIM in 580 career NHL games in parts of 13 NHL seasons with Washington (2005-11, 2012-15), Winnipeg (2011-12), Pittsburgh (2015-17), Toronto (2016-18) and San Jose (2017-18). He owns 12 points (9-3=12) and 24 PIM in 70 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Washington (2007-15), Pittsburgh (2015-16) and San Jose (2017-18). Fehr won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2015-16 and ranked third in the NHL with four shorthanded goals (SHG) and became the first player in NHL history to score a SHG in each of his first two games with a team on Oct. 31 and Nov. 4, 2015.

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He owns 129 points (67-62=129) and 170 PIM in 155 career AHL games in parts of three seasons with Hershey (2005-08) and San Diego (2017-18) and won the 2006 Calder Cup with Hershey. Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau coached the Bears. Fehr collected 277 points (146-131=129) and 325 PIM in 279 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in five seasons (2000-05). He was named the WHL Player of the Year in 2005 after leading the league in goals (59) and points (111) and led all WHL players in playoff points (32) with Brandon in 2005. Fehr also led the team in goals (50), points (84) and PIM (129) in 2003-04 and was named a WHL First-Team All-Star and a CHL Second-Team All-Star in 2004-05.

Washington selected Fehr in the first round (18th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 18, 2005 vs. Florida.

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