The Capitals have resigned forwards Eric Fehr (left) and Aaron Volpatti (right) (photo’s courtesy of dcprosports.com and espn.go.com)
A day after clinching their 2nd Southeast Division Title in three seasons, the Washington Capitals have resigned forwards Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti to 2 year contracts as per the team’s official website.
A 27 year old Winkler Mannitoba, Canada native, Fehr has registered 16 points this season (8 g, 8a) in his second stint with the team and is the team’s +/- leader at +14. Fehr rejoined the team after signing a 1 year deal in the summer after being traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a 4th round pick and prospect DanickPaquette. Terms of Fehr’s 2-year deal include $1.4 million in the 2013-2014 season, and $1.6 million in the 2014-2015 season.
A former 1st round pick from the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2003, Fehr has registered 112 points (56 g 56 a) with both Washington and Winnipeg and was an huge part of the 2006 Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears (the AHL affiliate of the Capitals) where he scored the decisive goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Portland Pirates.
Volpatti, also 27, was claimed off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks on February 28th. In 31games this season with the Capitals and Canucks, the Revelstoke, BC, Canada native has registered 2 points (1 g, 1 a) and 35 penalty minutes . The former Brown University product was signed as an undrafted free agent by Vancouver in 2010 and has skated in 69 career NHL games to this point registering 5 points (3g, 2a). Volpatti will make $550,000 next season and $600,000 in 2014-2015.