Penguins sign Fehr to three-year, $6 million contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed free-agent center Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract, the club announced today.
From the press release:
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 6-foot-4, 212-pound center was a key member of the Capitals’ penalty kill unit in ’14-15, logging 1:23 shorthanded minutes per game. The defensively reliable center won a career-high 52 percent of his faceoffs.
Fehr underwent elbow surgery June 3 and faces a recovery time of 4-6 months.
The addition of Fehr -- combined with the trade of Brandon Sutter to Vancouver for Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening -- gives Pittsburgh two new centers to support Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.