Washington Re-signs Fehervary To Three-Year, $8.025 Million Contract

The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that the team has signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to a three-year contract, which carries a $2.675 million cap hit. The 23-year-old became a restricted free agent on Saturday.

Fehervary posted six goals and 16 points in 67 games during his sophomore campaign but struggled defensively, earning a -11 rating, 46.66% Corsi-for percentage, 46.63% expected goals-for percentage, and 46.83% scoring chances-for percentage at five-on-five. Fehervary averaged 20 minutes per game (sixth among Washington defensemen), including 1:37 on the penalty-kill (fourth).

In 152 career NHL regular-season games, Fehervary, who can become a restricted free agent at the end of the contract, has earned 14 goals, 34 points, and a +2 rating.

Washington now has just $888,333 in NHL salary cap space with 11 forwards, seven defenseman, and two goaltenders under contract for the 2023-24 season. The team is actively trying to pursue an upgrade in their top-six forward group but would likely have to move a player off of the NHL roster out to do so.

Fehervary was picked 46th overall by Washington in the 2018 NHL Draft.

By Harrison Brown

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6 Responses to Washington Re-signs Fehervary To Three-Year, $8.025 Million Contract

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    “Oh very young
    What will you leave us this time
    You’re only dancing on this Earth for a short while
    And though your dreams may toss and turn you now”

    Seriously, glad to see Fehervary back in the fold for the Caps. Yes, his last name makes me think of that song, “Oh Very Young”

  2. dwgie26 says:

    3×2.675M is good. And still RFA at end. Had to do as a bridge deal to keep AAV down.

    that pretty much wraps up all of our UFA and RFA doesn’t it.

    • hockeydruid says:

      Yes it does as my my calculation we only have $850 – 900 thousand in cap room. That is unless the hockey gods smile on us and Backy retires!! OH Happy Day!!

  3. andrew777dc says:

    Hooray, finally! Keep it comin’, Marty!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Martini time! 🍸

  5. DC Scappeli says:

    Excellent news…I hope BMac isn’t done yet in trying to get more cap space. Maybe he can find some taker for Kuzy and/or Mantha, but not if it means giving up a lot of prospects though.

    Caps need to re-sign Wilson

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