Former Wild center Eric Fehr signs in Switzerland
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Eric Fehr’s time in the NHL has come to end for now at least.  The veteran center is off to the Swiss NLA with Geneve-Servette announcing that they’ve signed him to a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old was back in the NHL on a full-time basis last season with the Wild after spending part of 2017-18 in the minors.  He played in 72 games with the Wild, recording seven goals and eight assists (his best output in four years) while logging a little over 11 minutes per night.  He also led all Minnesota forwards in penalty kill time per night on a unit that was among the best in the Western Conference.

Despite that, he was unable to secure an NHL contract for next season.  Instead, he’ll head overseas with the hopes of playing well enough to get back on the radar next summer from a team looking for veteran help on the fourth line.

If it is the end of his NHL playing days though, Fehr will be able to look back one day and reflect on what was a pretty successful career.  He has over 700 games under his belt over his 14 NHL seasons (including playoffs) and more than $17M in earnings, per CapFriendly.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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