Penguins sign UFA Eric Fehr to $6M deal

Former Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr. (Nick Wass/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed UFA forward Eric Fehr to a three-year deal worth $6 million, the team announced Tuesday.

The 29-year-old longtime Capital has registered 89 goals and 177 points in 419 games with Washington.

News of the signing came on a busy morning for the Penguins, just minutes before announcing a multi-player trade with the Vancouver Canucks that saw Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round pick head to Vancouver in exchange for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second round pick.

Fehr became an unrestricted free agent following the expiration of his two-year deal with the Capitals at the end of the 2014-15 season.

He is expected to miss the beginning of the season, as he underwent elbow surgery June 3, and has a recovery time of four to six months.

July 28, 2015

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Eric Fehr
Centre
AGE: 34
LENGTH:
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$2 million
TOTAL:
$6 million

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