Fehr with the Penguins in 2016.
September 7, 1985 |
Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|Position||Centre / Right Wing|
|Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 2003
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. He then returned to the Capitals organization after signing a one-year, $600,000 contract on January 13, 2013.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. In the weeks approaching the deadline, Fehr had been a frequent healthy scratch. 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. 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. Fehr played adequately in his limited role on the fourth line but broke his left hand in the game, effectively ending his season.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2016–17||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins)||2016|||
- Alex Prewitt (October 4, 2014). "Eric Fehr wrote an anti-bullying children’s book called "The Bulliest Dozer"". The Washington Post.
- "Capitals 7, Hurricanes 3". Yahoo! Sports. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
- "Finally Fehr". DumpnChase.com. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- Katie Carrera (July 8, 2011). "Washington Capitals trade Eric Fehr to Winnipeg Jets". washingtonpost.com.
- "TSN Eric Fehr Bio – Transactions, Injuries, Suspensions".
- Brian Munz (June 25, 2012). "CHEVELDAYOFF HAPPY WITH DRAFT; CUTS TIES WITH FEHR". tsn.ca.
- "Eric Fehr signs with Finnish team". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015.
- "Capitals Sign Eric Fehr". Washington Capitals. January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
- "Penguins agree to terms with Eric Fehr on a three-year contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
- "3 Impressions: Pens 4, Leafs 0". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
- "NHL Trade Deadline: Fehr on waivers, Penguins clearing salary for a move?". SB Nation. February 28, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
- "Maple Leafs acquire Fehr, Oleksy and pick from Penguins for Corrado". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
- "Fehr excited to make debut with Leafs". TSN. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- "Leafs' Eric Fehr injured in first game". Toronto Sun. March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- "Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6". National Hockey League. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database, or TSN.ca
|Awards and achievements|
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick
|Winner of the WHL Bob Clarke Trophy
|Winner of the WHL Four Broncos Memorial Trophy