Eric Fehr

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Eric Fehr
Eric Fehr 2016-04-28.JPG
Fehr with the Penguins in 2016.
Born (1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 32)
Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre / Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2003
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2005–present

Eric Fehr (born September 7, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the first round, 18th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. In between two separate playing stints with Washington, Fehr played for the Winnipeg Jets for one season, 2011–12.

In 2014, Fehr became a published author, writing an anti-bullying children's book titled "The Bulliest Dozer".[1] Proceeds from book sales benefited charity.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Fehr with the Capitals in 2013.

Fehr was a first-round draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, chosen 18th overall.

Fehr played 11 games with the Capitals in the 2005–06 season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes and an even plus-minus rating. He spent the rest of the season with Washington's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and ultimately returned to Hershey to start the 2006–07 season. He played a brief callup with the Capitals early into the 2006–07 season, and was later recalled again in late January. His first game back with the Capitals came on January 27, 2007; in the same game, Fehr scored his first career NHL goal, which would be the eventual game-winner in the Capitals' 7–3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.[2]

Fehr recovered from a herniated disc injury and was called up to the Capitals on February 4, 2008.[3]

On July 8, 2011, Fehr was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012 and prospect Danick Paquette.[4] Fehr underwent surgery on his right shoulder in October 2011 and eventually missed the majority of the season due to recurring problems with the shoulder.[5] Fehr was not given a qualifying offer by the Jets at the end of the 2011–12 season, thereby making him an unrestricted free agent.[6]

Due to the 2012–13 NHL lock-out, Fehr signed his first European contract with HPK of the Finnish SM-liiga on October 23, 2012.[7] He then returned to the Capitals organization after signing a one-year, $600,000 contract on January 13, 2013.[8]

At the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, and as an impending free agent, Fehr underwent elbow surgery for a recovery period of 4–6 months. With his injury delaying his involvement for the following season, Fehr was later signed to a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 28, 2015.[9] Fehr made his debut, after missing the first 10 games of the Penguins season, against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 31, 2015. He scored a shorthanded goal and added an assist in a 4–0 Penguins victory.[10] He scored another shorthanded goal in the next game, a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks, and thus became the first player in NHL history to score a shorthanded goal in his first two games with a team.[11] In 2016, Fehr won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins.

On February 28, 2017, one day before the trade deadline, Fehr was placed on waivers for the purpose of being sent to the American Hockey League.[12] He had largely been played on the Penguins' fourth line, and was seen as a player to bench once several injured Penguins' players returned from injury.[12] In the weeks approaching the deadline, Fehr had been a frequent healthy scratch.[12] He cleared the following day, but was then traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, alongside Steven Oleksy and a 2017 fourth round pick, in exchange for Frank Corrado in an effort to clear cap space for the Penguins.[13] Fehr was a healthy scratch for the Maple Leafs for nine games due to a plethora of forwards, but an injury to Nikita Soshnikov on March 20 allowed Fehr to make his season debut two nights later against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[14] Fehr played adequately in his limited role on the fourth line but broke his left hand in the game, effectively ending his season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Fehr with the Jets in 2012.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 4 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 63 11 16 27 29 12 1 1 2 0
2002–03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 26 29 55 76 17 4 8 12 26
2003–04 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 50 34 84 129 7 5 0 5 16
2004–05 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 59 52 111 91 24 16 16 32 47
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 70 25 28 53 70 19 8 3 11 8
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 11 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 40 22 19 41 63
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 14 2 1 3 8
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 11 3 4 7 4 2 1 3 4 2
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 23 1 5 6 6 5 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 61 12 13 25 22 9 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 69 21 18 39 24 7 3 1 4 4
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 52 10 10 20 16 5 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 35 2 1 3 12
2012–13 HPK SM-l 21 13 12 25 22
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 41 9 8 17 10 7 0 0 0 6
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 73 13 18 31 32
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 75 19 14 33 20 4 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 55 8 6 14 19 23 3 1 4 6
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 6 5 11 14
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 562 103 99 202 185 60 8 2 10 18

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Canada Western U17 6th 5 0 1 1 20
Junior totals 5 0 1 1 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2016 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alex Prewitt (October 4, 2014). "Eric Fehr wrote an anti-bullying children’s book called "The Bulliest Dozer"". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "Capitals 7, Hurricanes 3". Yahoo! Sports. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Finally Fehr". DumpnChase.com. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  4. ^ Katie Carrera (July 8, 2011). "Washington Capitals trade Eric Fehr to Winnipeg Jets". washingtonpost.com. 
  5. ^ "TSN Eric Fehr Bio – Transactions, Injuries, Suspensions". 
  6. ^ Brian Munz (June 25, 2012). "CHEVELDAYOFF HAPPY WITH DRAFT; CUTS TIES WITH FEHR". tsn.ca. 
  7. ^ "Eric Fehr signs with Finnish team". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Capitals Sign Eric Fehr". Washington Capitals. January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Penguins agree to terms with Eric Fehr on a three-year contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  10. ^ "3 Impressions: Pens 4, Leafs 0". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  11. ^ http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2015/11/05/eric-fehr-scores-another-shorty-has-as-many-goals-as-sidney-crosby/
  12. ^ a b c "NHL Trade Deadline: Fehr on waivers, Penguins clearing salary for a move?". SB Nation. February 28, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Maple Leafs acquire Fehr, Oleksy and pick from Penguins for Corrado". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  14. ^ "Fehr excited to make debut with Leafs". TSN. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Leafs' Eric Fehr injured in first game". Toronto Sun. March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6". National Hockey League. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Boyd Gordon
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2003
Succeeded by
Alexander Ovechkin
Preceded by
Tyler Redenbach
Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
2005
Succeeded by
Troy Brouwer
Preceded by
Cam Ward
Winner of the WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
2005
Succeeded by
Justin Pogge