Division Champion Capitals re-ink two
A day after clinching their second Southeast Division title in three seasons, the Washington Capitals have re-signed forwards Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti to two-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 plus-minus leader at +14. Fehr rejoined the team after signing a one-year deal in the summer after being traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a 4th round pick and prospect DanickPaquette back in 2011. Terms of Fehr’s two-year deal include $1.4 million in the 2013-2014 season, and $1.6 million in the 2014-2015 season.
A former first round pick from the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2003, Fehr has registered 112 points (56 g 56 a) with Washington and Winnipeg and was a 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 31 games this season with the Capitals and Canucks, the Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada native has registered two 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.