Eric Fehr signs with the Penguins

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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:

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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.

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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.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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