Eric Fehr signs with the Penguins


Eric Fehr signed a 3-year deal with the Penguins today.  The deal, according to the Penguins press release will earn Fehr $2 million per year.  Fehr said a three-year deal was important for his family. Never had a deal longer than two years. “Stability was a huge thing for us.”

Fehr, 29, has played most of his 10-year NHL career with the Washington Capitals. He posted 19 goals, 33 points and a plus-8 in the 2014-15 campaign with Washington. His goal total was the second-highest mark of his career.  The Penguins announced the signing in a rather honest tweet:


The team’s release also says Fehr’s elbow surgery, performed June 3, carries a recovery timetable of 4-6 months. So Fehr could be out until December.  Fehr has yet to play a complete season in his NHL career.


The Capitals made it pretty clear early on that re-signing Fehr was not going to be a priority.  There were really no negotiations to re-sign him.  Back in May, in a story with the Washington Post, Fehr made it clear he wanted to return to the Capitals.

“I really enjoy playing here,” Fehr said in late May. “Obviously, I have a lot of friends here and I’ve been here for a lot of years. I think this is a special group. Obviously, I’d love to be back here. Looking at the amount of guys we have unsigned right now, you just don’t know what’s going to happen.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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