SPORTS: Washington Capitals

#16 Eric Fehr - Right Wing

  • POSITION: Right Wing
  • HEIGHT: 6'4"
  • WEIGHT: 204
  • BIRTHPLACE: Winkler, Manitoba
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/07/85
  • AGE: 29

Eric Fehr BIO:


Ranked 1st on WSH in plus/minus ... Finished 5th on WSH in goals ... Scored OT/GWG on 4/27 vs. BOS ... Recorded an assist on 4/16 vs. TOR ... Tallied 1g-1a on 4/13 vs. TB ... Scored a goal on 4/9 at MTL ... Registered a goal on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Scored the OT GWG, tallied 2 assists and skated a career-high 19:57 on 3/5 vs. BOS ... Recorded an assist on 3/2 at WPG ... Scored first career SHG on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Extended point streak to 4 games with an assist on 2/17 at NYR ... Tallied 2 goals on 2/14 at TB ... Scored a goal and an assist on 2/12 at FLA ... Tallied first assist on 2/9 vs. FLA ... Made season debut on 1/25 at NJ; first game with WSH since 4/9/11 at FLA ... Ranked 2nd on the team in hits during playoffs (22).


Made his WPG debut on 11/19 vs. PHI. Registered four PIM on 11/26 at BOS. Recorded his first point, an assist, on 11/29 vs. OTT. Scored his first goal on 1/10 at BOS. Tallied four PIM and tied a season high with five shots on 1/24 at NYR. Scored a goal on 3/14 vs. DAL.


2010-11: Team was 7-0-1 when he had a goal, 13-1-1 when he had a point. Four of his 10 assists came on game-winners. The No. 2 star of the Winter Classic, scoring two goals, including the GWG. Returned from a 22-game absence 3/9 vs. EDM and scored two goals in the contest for his second multi-goal game of the season.

2009-10: Posted career highs in games played (69), points (39), goals (21) and assists (18) in his second full NHL season. One of the most productive players in the NHL, averaging only 12:07 TOI. Each of the 105 other players who scored at least 20 goals this season averaged more ice time. Team was 16-3-1 when he scored a goal and 27-4-3 when he recorded a point. 9th on the team with a +18 rating, including a +17 mark on the road. Had 32 points (13g-19a) on the road. Set a career high with points (5g-4a) in seven straight games (11/23—12/7). Scored two goals at MTL (11/28), including a game-tying goal with 12 seconds left to send it to overtime. Finished 3rd on the team in playoff goals (3) and T-4th in points (4). Scored goals in the team’s first two wins of the playoffs (4/17 and 4/19). Added an assist in Game 3 at MTL (4/19) for his first career multiple-point playoff game. 

2008-09: Played in a career-high 61 games and for the first time in his career spent the entire season in the NHL. Posted what were career highs in points (25), goals (12) and assists (13), while averaging 11:14 of ice time per game. Team was 39-16-6 when he was in the lineup and 11-8-2 when he did not play. Tied for 5th on the team with a +8 rating. Six of his 12 goals and 10 of his 25 points came in the third period. Team was 10-1-1 when he scored a goal and 16-3-1 when he tallied a point. Notched eight goals against division opponents (4 vs. ATL, 2 vs. TB, 2 vs. FLA). Had five multiple-point games, all of which were two points (3g-7a). Made his season debut 10/16 at PIT and had two assists and was +2. Scored the GWG vs. TB (11/10) and vs. ATL (2/26). From 1/31—2/26 he had 12 points (7g-5a) and was +8 in 13 games. Tallied a goal in four straight games from 2/7—2/15 (4g). Final three goals of the season were against ATL. Played in nine Stanley Cup playoff games. The team was 6-3 in the playoffs with Fehr in the lineup. 2007-08: Posted six points in 23 games with the Capitals. Missed the first three months of the season recovering from a back injury that kept him off the ice for 10 months. T-9th on the team with a +4 rating. Made his Caps season debut 2/5 at CBJ. Scored a goal and was a career-high +4 on 2/26 vs. MIN. Had a career-best three-point night with three assists in a 10-2 win vs. BOS (3/3). Played in five ECQF games against PHI and had one goal.  Had seven points (3g-4a) in 11 games with Hershey (AHL). Returned to the ice after his injury 1/9 vs. Norfolk and had an assist on his first shift. Had points in four straight games for the Bears (1/23—2/2, 2g-2a) before his initial recall. Scored a goal during a one-game return to Hershey (2/20). Played in two playoff games for Hershey and had four points (1g-3a). 2006-07: Had three points (2g-1a) and a +3 rating in 14 games with the Capitals. T-3rd on the Capitals at +3. Had two of his three points in the third period (1g-1a).  Made his first Caps appearance of the season vs. TOR (11/24).  Recalled 1/27 from Hershey and scored his first career NHL goal that night vs. CAR. Added a second goal and was +2 vs. BOS (2/6).  Posted his first NHL assist at PIT (2/18). Missed the end of the Capitals season with a back injury. T-6th on Hershey with 22 goals and ninth with 41 points in just 40 games.  Posted his second straight 22-plus-goal season in the AHL. One of four Bears to finish the season with at least a point per game.  T-6th on the Bears with a +20 rating. Scored seven PPGs and two SHGs in Hershey. Had the team’s longest point streak of the season, 16 games, from 10/14—11/29 (10g-12a). 

2005-06: Skated in 11 games for the Capitals in three stints with the club, including the last eight games of the season.  Made his NHL debut vs. FLA (1/18). Was 3rd on Hershey in goals (25) and 4th in points (53), leading all club rookies in both categories. Finished 13th among AHL rookies in scoring and T-9th in goals. Led Hershey with 14 PPGs. Recorded eight goals and 11 points in 19 playoff games as Hershey won the Calder Cup. Scored two goals, including the OT winner, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Portland (5/30).


Junior Career

2004-05: Played 71 games for Brandon (WHL). Captured the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL’s top scorer with 111 points (59g-52a). Member of the WHL East First Team and voted the WHL Player of the Year. Led the league with 59 goals, nine more than the next-closest player. Led the league with 31 PPGs and set a WHL record with five overtime goals. Finished second in the league with 12 GWGs. Played 24 playoff games for the Wheat Kings, again leading the team and the league in points with 32 (16g-16a). Led Brandon to the WHL finals. 

2003-04: Played 71 games and led Brandon with 84 points (50g-34a). Tied for second in the league in goals. Finished second on the team with 129 PIM.

2001-03: Appeared in a total of 133 games in his first two full seasons of major junior hockey, posting 82 points (37g-45a) and 105 PIM. 2000-01: Played 36 games for Pembina Valley (MMHL), recording 58 points (45g-13a). Appeared in four games with Brandon.


NHL Transactions

Signed as a free agent on Jan. 12, 2013. Traded to WPG on July 8, 2011 by WSH in excange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2012 NHL Draft (Thomas Di Pauli) and Danick Paquette. Selected by Washington in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft.



Hobbies include golf, video games and beach volleyball. Has his own twitter account
(@EricFehr16). Some of the goals on his to-do list include winning the Stanley Cup, golfing at Augusta National and getting a hole in one

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