On Wednesday night, Eric Fehr played his first game in a month — and his first in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. He did okay — getting outshot 12 to 9, winning all four faceoffs he took, and eating up about ten minutes of ice — but today doesn’t look good for Winkler, Manitoba native and former Brandon Wheat King.
Toronto Sun writer Lance Hornby reports that Fehr may have suffered a broken hand. He could be done for the season.
On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded two former Capitals, Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy, along with a fourth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Frank Corrado.
Despite the Penguins putting Fehr on waivers the day before, the Leafs are hoping the veteran can help them secure a playoff spot.
Two summers ago, Eric Fehr left Washington for rival Pittsburgh. During his first season in the ‘Burgh, Fehr won a Stanley Cup, helping push the Penguins past his former club in the second round of the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Fehr – in a stunning turn of events – was placed on waivers by the Penguins.
In case you’d forgotten that former Capitals forward Eric Fehr is now a Stanley Cup champion, he and wife Rachel are reminding you with the name of their adorable new son, Benjamin Stanley Fehr.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, little Ben was born Wednesday at a sizable 8 pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches in length. His first name is a tribute to Fehr’s grandfather.
Fehr poses with the Stanley Cup in the office of his Winnipeg home. (Photo: @keeperofthecup)
In June, former Capitals forward Eric Fehr became a Stanley Cup champion for the first time after his new team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games. The 30-year-old Fehr scored three goals and added an assist during the Penguins’ playoff run, which included a GWG in Round Two against the Caps.
On Wednesday, Fehr got his designated day with the Cup, meeting the Phil Pritchard at his Winnipeg home. After taking a photo in his office, Fehr let his family lift the trophy.
Sunday night, former Capitals forward Eric Fehr won the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career as a member of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. After a pig pile in front of Matt Murray’s net, Sidney Crosby was announced the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP by Gary Bettman. Then Crosby was presented with the Stanley Cup.
Every member of the team skated around the SAP Center ice with the championship trophy. Fehr got his opportunity with the Stanley Cup after Phil Kessel.
Photo: Jared Wickerham
During the summer, Eric Fehr left the organization that drafted him in 2003 for its biggest rival.
“I knew that come free agency day, when [the Penguins] came calling, I knew there was going to be, not necessarily an uproar, but I knew that Caps fans would be upset about it,” Fehr said recently to The Washington Post’s Mark Giannotto. “But at the end of the day, it was a good opportunity for me. It was a good fit, and I was excited about the team that was here having played against them for as many years as I did. Knowing how good they are, I wanted to be a part of that.”
And in the end, the move paid off. Fehr is now a Stanley Cup champion for the first time in his career. The Winkler, Manitoba native will get a championship ring and have his name immortalized on the Stanley Cup forever.
Photo: Bruce Bennett
Eric Fehr had a penchant for scoring big goals with the Washington Capitals. He just did the same for the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night during Game Four.
The Winkler, Manitoba native scored a huge insurance goal with 122 seconds left in the third period to give the Pens a 3-1 lead. The Penguins are now one win away from their first Stanley Cup since 2009.
Capitals’ forwards Eric Fehr and Joel Ward watched helplessly as the Rangers’ Derek Stepan sent a puck flying past Braden Holtby in Game Seven of the second round last year. Both wanted to win a Stanley Cup with Washington. But as the Capitals blew a three-games-to-one series lead, Stepan’s overtime tally became their final play with the team.
If the offseason, the Capitals acquired Justin Williams and TJ Oshie, letting Ward and Fehr walk. Ward, going to the Sharks, and Fehr, going to the Penguins, signed three-year deals worth $9,825,000 and $6,000,000 respectively. Now, they will face each other in the Stanley Cup Final, which begins Monday night in Pittsburgh.
“Fehrsie and I were good buddies when we played together,” Ward said Sunday. “It just kind of happened and we parted ways. I went left and he went right. And here we are.”
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