Breaking News: Jets acquire Eric Fehr from Washington

Posted by Drew Mindell in General Jets News,Roster Analysis,Winnipeg Jets on July 8, 2011 — 4 Comments

The Winnipeg Jets have swung a trade, acquiring Eric Fehr from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2012 & forward Danick Paquette.

Fehr, from Winkler, Manitoba, is entering his 7th season in the NHL, having made his debut in the 2005-06 campaign. A right winger, Fehr had 10 goals and 10 assists in 52 games for the Capitals.

Analysis from Illegal Curve’s Richard Pollock: Eric Fehr struggled last season but had very nice offensive totals at ES the two prior seasons. Big guy, adds help on RW. Nice trade by Chevy. Fehr makes $2.2 mill in 2011/12 and is RFA the season after. So, Jets retain his rights for at least two seasons. Will be UFA after 2012/13. Fehr has not seen over 2:00 minutes per game on power play since entering NHL. The Jets could have Blake Wheeler and Eric Fehr as top two RWs. Wheeler is 6″5 and Fehr is 6″4. Nice size element.


From Illegal Curve’s Kyle Kosior: I like the Eric Fehr pick-up. Didn’t realize he was only 25. Wing is and will be a strength for Jets 2.0.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.bonnar Tim Bonnar

    I was reading somewhere that Antropov requested a move to RW, he is also listed as a RW on the official team page. If this is the case, the roster will get a bit of a shake up. 

    Regardless, any grouping of these players looks like fun to me.
    LW: Kane / Ladd
    C:   Burm / Little / Antropov?
    RW: Wheeler / Fehr / Antropov?

  • http://twitter.com/ICrichyp Richard Pollock

    Likely allows the team to move Antropov (not probable considering his contract), or more likely, to shelter Burmistrov’s minutes this season.

  • Luke Miguez

    I don’t think Antropov is going to be moved before the season starts.  If he is moved he’ll go at the deadline, or in the 2012-13 off-season.  This is how I think our forward lines ideally would shape up this fall.

    Ladd – Little – Wheeler
    Kane – Burmistrov – Fehr
    ??? – Maxwell – Antropov
    Glass/Rypien – Slater – Thorburn

    I left third line left-wing empty because I think ideally there’s a competition brewing amongst our prospects for that spot on the roster.  I think Gregoire, Klingberg and Pettersson all have a solid shot at making the Jets this season and earn their spot on the roster, slotting into that third line decently well.  

    I’m less than confident in Maxwell’s ability to play in the NHL at the moment, hopefully he proves me wrong.  In general the Fehr move gives us more options in our middle 6, but we’re still weak there unless we made acquisitions or our AHLers step up.

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