|Assets:||Possesses good offensive instincts, a very big frame and a scoring touch. Knows where to go to put points on the board. Good in the slot, his soft hands are an advantage in heavy traffic. Unloads an accurate wrister. Is improving defensively.|
|Flaws:||It's not his style of play, but he would benefit greatly from utilizing his 6-4, 212-pound frame more to his advantage. Must continue to improve his skating, which is below-average by NHL standards. Injuries have been a problem.|
|Career Potential:||Depth scoring winger who lacks consistency.|
|WHL||Four Broncos Memorial Trophy||2004-05|
|WHL||Bobby Clarke Trophy||2004-05|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|4/24/2013||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|4/04/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|3/30/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|3/26/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|10/23/2012||Signed with HPK Hameenlinna (Finland).|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 11 regular season games (upper body injury).|
|3/18/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/13/2011||Missed 5 games (right shoulder injury).|
|12/01/2011||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/19/2011||Missed 19 games (right shoulder surgery).|
|10/05/2011||Right shoulder surgery, injured reserve.|
|7/08/2011||Acquired from the Washington Capitals.|
|3/26/2011||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|3/25/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/22/2011||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/16/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/09/2011||Missed 22 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/26/2011||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|1/15/2011||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/28/2010||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|12/26/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2010||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|12/21/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/08/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|11/07/2009||Missed 6 games (rib injury).|
|10/27/2009||Rib injury, day-to-day.|
|10/08/2009||Missed 3 games (shoulder surgery).|
|9/14/2009||Shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/15/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||Washington Capitals tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/13/2009||Missed 5 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|12/18/2008||Missed 5 games (left shoulder injury).|
|12/07/2008||Left shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/10/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|4/23/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/22/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/20/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/04/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/09/2008||Missed 42 games (back injury) and assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Back injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/07/2007||Missed 15 games (back injury) and assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/15/2007||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|3/14/2007||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/27/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/27/2007||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|2/24/2007||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|1/27/2007||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/30/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/23/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/24/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|4/19/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|4/05/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/07/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/03/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|12/19/2005||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/18/2005||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/27/2005||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|1/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|7/08/2011||Washington Capitals traded Eric Fehr to the Winnipeg Jets for Danick Paquette and a 4th round selection in 2012.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (18th overall) in 2003.|
Eric Fehr has a three-point night | 04/11/2014 10:39 AM
NewsEric Fehr had a goal and two assists in Washington's 5-2 win on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Fehr's first three-point game of the season. He has 13 goals and 31 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Eric Fehr (lower body) should play Tuesday | 02/03/2014 2:32 PM
NewsEric Fehr sustained a lower-body injury in the first period when he blocked a shot in the first period of Sunday's game against Detroit.
ImpactHe managed to finish the game but he ended up playing just 12:00 of ice time. Coach Adam Oates expects Fehr to play Tuesday even though he didn't practice Monday. Keep him active if you normally would and we'll update his status if it changes.
Eric Fehr playing with Alex Ovechkin | 01/12/2014 10:42 AM
NewsEric Fehr has been playing alongside Alex Ovechkin of late.
ImpactIt's been quite a year for Fehr who was in Finland a year ago, trying to get another NHL contract after his hometown Winnipeg Jets let him go as a UFA at the end of the 2011-12 season. "I think playing in Finland really helped me to be a guy that they want the puck on your stick and to get the feeling of that again. When you play third-, fourth-line minutes for [seven] years, you almost lose the feel of the puck and how to create space and how to hang on to it and make plays," Fehr said. "I think that kind of clicked in my mind again that I can do this and showed me the ways I need to do it again. When I came back here I was playing with a different kind of confidence and reminded back of what I could do." Fehr has eight goals and 19 points in 35 games this season and his fantasy value definitely gets a boost if he continues to play with Ovechkin.
Eric Fehr scores twice in win over Bolts | 01/09/2014 10:32 PM
NewsEric Fehr picked up a pair of goals for the Capitals in Thursday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.
ImpactWith eight goals and 19 points in 34 games this season, Fehr may offer some value in deeper fantasy leagues. Mikhail Grabovski and Marcus Johansson also found the back of the net in the win.
Eric Fehr dazed by controversial hit to head | 12/14/2013 10:34 AM
NewsEric Fehr was trying to play the puck in the neutral zone during the second period of Washington's eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers Friday night when defenseman Erik Gudbranson delivered a hit to his head.
ImpactViews of the hit from multiple angles (video at the bottom of the post) shows Gudbranson raise his right shoulder and elbow to make direct contact with Fehr's face. Fehr immediately went to the Capitals' dressing room with 16:16 gone in the second period, but after passing the SCAT2 evaluation test that is required by the NHL's concussion protocol, the winger returned to the game in the third period. "I don't know what his intent was exactly, I haven't seen the replay so I'm not going to comment on that. It didn't feel good," Fehr said. "That was a close call, definitely. It definitely stung me. I think I dodged a bullet there." Whether Gudbranson dodges a bullet is another question. The NHL's disciplinary folks will look at the hit and a two-game suspension wouldn't be surprising.
Eric Fehr in, Erat out Saturday against Leafs | 11/23/2013 5:48 PM
NewsAfter being banished to the press box for the last nine games, Eric Fehr will dress Saturday night in Toronto.
ImpactHe'll play alongside Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer in his first appearance since Nov. 2. Martin Erat will be a healthy scratch to make room for Fehr. "Chemistry, one thing. It was time for Fehrsie to get a game," coach Adam Oates said. "Marty's been fighting it a little bit, in my mind. Sometimes when you sit up top you get a fresh perspective. It's not permanent, just trying to shake it up a little bit." Fehr has one goal and five assists in 14 games this season.
Eric Fehr gets opportunity with Ovechkin out | 10/31/2013 3:43 PM
NewsEric Fehr is projected to play on Washington's top power-play unit on Friday with Alex Ovechkin out of the lineup.
Impact"I don't think they'll be covering me quite as closely as they cover Ovi," Fehr said. "Ovi does his thing out there and I haven't had the opportunity. He makes it look pretty easy. He's been doing that for many years. I'm not going to be shooting it like him, I'll have my own spin on that position and hopefully it works out." He's slated to play with Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat on the top line.
Eric Fehr gets only goal for Caps in loss | 10/12/2013 10:10 PM
NewsEric Fehr potted the lone goal for Washington as it fell 5-1 to the Avalanche on Saturday night.
ImpactThe Capitals certainly had enough chances, but only Fehr's early third-period goal beat Semyon Varlamov. Jason Chimera and Joel Ward picked up the assists. Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin finished a game-low minus-three on the night.
Eric Fehr to make Caps, but at what position? | 09/28/2013 10:30 AM
NewsEric Fehr is a good bet to be one of the Washington Capitals' forwards when their regular season starts next week but his position remains uncertain.
ImpactWashington coach Adam Oates opted to play the 28-year-old veteran at center in his first two exhibition appearances to see if the usual right wing could pick up the adjustments required of the most versatile position on the ice. Fehr held his own as a center, but since returning to the wing two games ago, he's recorded four goals and an assist and shown a confidence with the puck when presented with scoring opportunities. Even though it was a short-lived trial, Oates hasn't ruled out the possibility of using Fehr at center. "Fehrsie asked me today `Is the experiment over?' No," Oates said. "You're collecting information, you're doing the best you can and you don't want to set those guys back. But I said to Fehrsie, `You got [five] goals, you're playing good hockey - don't worry about it. We're fine. I know what you can do on right wing." Fehr is open to all options.
Eric Fehr returns to the right wing | 09/26/2013 9:10 AM
NewsEric Fehr shifted back to the right wing on Wednesday.
ImpactFehr served as a center for two preseason games. He had two goals in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Nashville. Look for him to start the season on the right wing, but he might end up shifting back to center occasionally during the regular season.
Eric Fehr plays as a center on Monday | 09/17/2013 10:46 AM
NewsWashington's experiment with Eric Fehr at center continued with Monday's preseason game.
ImpactFehr has been playing with Joel Ward and Jason Chimera. "I definitely had some ups and downs," Fehr said. "I was better than I thought I'd be in the faceoff circle. But after that, getting organized was a little more difficult for me. That's something I'll have to work on." There's still a good chance Fehr will start the 2013-14 campaign on the right wing.
Eric Fehr practices as a center | 09/13/2013 11:05 AM
NewsEric Fehr served as a center during the first day of the Capitals' training camp.
ImpactFehr played alongside Jason Chimera and Joel Ward. He doesn't have any experience as a center at the NHL level. We'll see if that sticks, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's just an experiment and he shifts back to the right wing before the regular season starts.
Capitals' Fehr: 'Not sure what happened' | 05/14/2013 12:09 PM
NewsThe Capitals were left shaking their heads after their no-show in Game 7 of their first-round series with the Rangers.
The Washington Times
ImpactFor a series that was so close, nobody expected a 5-0 result. "That's as tough as it gets right there," forward Eric Fehr said. "It's really disappointing. We played a hard series. And [I'm] not even sure what happened."
Capitals sign Eric Fehr to contract extension | 04/24/2013 12:31 PM
NewsEric Fehr has inked a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.
ImpactHe will earn $1.4 million next year and $1.6 million in 2014-15. Fehr has registered eight goals and eight assists in 39 games with the Capitals this season after signing a one-year deal worth $600,000 in January.
Struggling Eric Fehr moves up to second line | 04/09/2013 10:10 AM
NewsEric Fehr skated on the second line with Mike Ribeiro and Troy Brouwer Sunday night.
Impact"We've got some really good players out of the lineup right now, and you're playing with fire when that happens," Fehr said referring to injuries to Martin Erat and Brooks Laich. "It's not easy to win games in this league at the best of times." Fehr hasn't earned a point his past 13 appearances, but he also just recently returned to the lineup from an upper-body injury.
Eric Fehr to return from UBI Thursday | 04/04/2013 12:48 PM
NewsEric Fehr (upper body) is expected to return to Washington's lineup Thursday against the Islanders.
ImpactHe has missed the past four games with an upper-body injury. Fehr will join Matt Hendricks and Jay Beagle on the fourth line, which will make Jason Chimera a healthy scratch.
Capitals move Eric Fehr to IR list | 03/30/2013 5:09 PM
NewsEric Fehr (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
Mike Vogel on Twitter
ImpactFehr isn't close to returning anyways, so this move doesn't really tell us anything new about his status. He has six goals and 12 points in 29 games this season.
E. Fehr skates Friday, not close to returning | 03/29/2013 1:42 PM
NewsEric Fehr (upper body) was on the ice for 10 minutes on Friday.
ImpactFehr still isn't close to returning. He won't even join the Capitals on their upcoming three-game road trip. "He's going to skate here, he can get more done," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "If he feels that maybe he can go against Carolina we can bring him up."
Eric Fehr won't be in lineup Tuesday night | 03/26/2013 6:41 PM
NewsEric Fehr (upper body) will not play Tuesday night.
The Washington Times
ImpactFehr suffered an upper-body injury during the third period Sunday against the Rangers. He's been the epitome of an up-and-down player this season, going pointless over his previous 10 games after notching 12 in the previous 11 games.
Eric Fehr suffers UBI Sunday vs. Rangers | 03/25/2013 12:29 PM
NewsEric Fehr suffered an upper-body injury in Sunday's game versus the Rangers.
ImpactHe left the team's shootout win in the third period and he did not return. Fehr hasn't posted a point in his last 10 games after he had total of 12 in his previous 11 contests.
Fehr caps Washington comeback with OT winner | 03/05/2013 10:34 PM
NewsEric Fehr generated a goal and two assists in Washington's come-from-behind victory versus Boston Tuesday.
ImpactHis fifth goal of the year gave the Capitals the win in overtime after they battled back from a 3-0 first-period deficit. Nicklas Backstrom registered three helpers in the contest, while defenseman Tomas Kundratek finished the match with his first career goal and an assist.
Eric Fehr is on a hot streak | 02/24/2013 10:40 AM
NewsEric Fehr potted his fourth goal in five games in the Capitals' 5-1 win over the Devils Saturday.
ImpactFehr recorded his first short-handed goal of the season Saturday. "We needed an extra insurance goal there," Fehr said. "We've had a little bit of trouble holding leads in the last couple games, so that was big for us to get a bigger lead and we can keep playing the way we needed to play." After getting zero goals in his first nine games, Fehr now has seven points in 14 games on the season. Even though he's playing very well now, he shouldn't be considered in fantasy leagues.
Eric Fehr showing scoring touch | 02/15/2013 12:58 PM
NewsEric Fehr scored goals in back to back games for the first time since October 2011.
ImpactFehr's two goals keyed the Capitals' 4-3 win over the Lightning on Thursday night. He has five points (three goals) in his last three games, and even though he's playing very well now, he shouldn't be considered in fantasy leagues.
Eric Fehr tallies twice in win over Lightning | 02/14/2013 11:45 PM
NewsEric Fehr registered two goals in the Capitals' 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
ImpactThe goals were the second and third of the season for Fehr while Troy Brouwer and Jay Beagle also found the back of the net in the victory. Mathieu Perreault also enjoyed a strong game by dishing out three assists.
Capitals' Eric Fehr nets first goal of 2013 | 02/13/2013 1:11 PM
NewsEric Fehr notched a goal and an assist in Washington's 6-5 overtime win over Florida Tuesday.
ImpactThe goal was his first of the season. Fehr has generated all three of his points in his last two appearances.
Eric Fehr, Jon Erskine scratched Tuesday | 01/22/2013 1:46 PM
NewsEric Fehr and Jon Erskine will be healthy scratches Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
ImpactNeither has any fantasy value, so this shouldn't affect your lineups.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsEric Fehr was signed by WAS on Friday January 18.
Report: Caps on verge of signing Eric Fehr | 01/12/2013 3:01 PM
NewsThe Washington Capitals are a physical away from bringing big forward Eric Fehr back into the mix.
ImpactHe'll make $600K (prorated) during the 2012-13 season, according to the Washington Post. Fehr's suffered from some injury-ravaged seasons - he only managed three points in 35 games during his lone Winnipeg gampaign - but he scored an impressive 21 goals in 2009-10 with the Caps. His size could be a useful addition, especially since he will enjoy familiarity with the Capitals organization.
Jets aren't likely to re-sign Eric Fehr | 01/10/2013 7:31 PM
NewsThe Winnipeg Jets are not expected to pursue unrestricted free agent Eric Fehr.
Ken Wiebe on Twitter
ImpactThat being said, there are several other teams interested in Fehr's services. He had 13 goals and 25 points in 21 SM-liiga games with HPK Hameenlinna during the lockout.
Eric Fehr finds scoring touch in Finland | 01/03/2013 2:05 PM
NewsEric Fehr has flourished in Finland's top league this year during the NHL lockout.
ImpactHe has produced 12 goals and 23 points in 19 contests with HPK Hameenlinna in the SM-liiga. Fehr said he felt he had a great deal to prove after struggling to pick up points with Winnipeg last season and his confidence has been restored. "I always knew I could play," he said. "A lot of the problem was my health the last couple of years. I'm feeling a lot better now. With a healthy body and a fresh start, it's been great for me ... that should give me a good opportunity to find a place to play if the league comes back. Obviously I believed in myself more than a lot of people believed in me." He has been keeping an eye on what happens with the lockout, but he commented that at times the negotiations have been "frustrating to watch."
Eric Fehr helps HPK down Assat | 01/02/2013 3:20 PM
NewsEric Fehr notched a goal and a helper on Wednesday in a 3-2 shootout win for Hameenlinna against Assat.
ImpactThe former Winnipeg Jet has picked up 12 goals and 23 points in 19 contests during his time in Finland this year. Fehr was an unrestricted free agent when the lockout began, so he may not go back to the NHL even if the league and the union can agree on a new CBA to start playing this season.
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|Goals||2||at TB||Jan 9||2|
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|Penalty Minutes||6||at Phi||Dec 17||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Car||Apr 10||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||73 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 13||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Phi||Nov 1||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||73 times-last:vs. TB||last:Apr 13||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. LA||Mar 25||1|
|Shots||6||3 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Mar 2||5|
|Penalty Minutes||24||2009-10 (Wsh)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2012-13 (Wsh)|
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