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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