The Washington Capitals have avoided another salary arbitration case. They have announced they have agreed to terms on a 2 year, $4.4 million deal with Eric Fehr. That leaves Tomas Fleischmann as the final player who elected for salary arbitration, that remains unsigned.
Again, just like Jeff Schultz’s four year deal, this deal is cap friendly and not a bad deal for the Caps. Fehr took some significant strides this season toward becoming the kin of scoring forward the Caps believed they were getting when he was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft.
In 2009-10, Fehr scored 21 goals and had 18 assists. He also managed to stay healthy, a big change for Fehr. Welcome back Eric.