Capitals Extend Fehr, Volpatti

Bruce Bennett

Team announces two-year extensions for both forwards

Per Mike Vogel...

Via the team:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed right wing Eric Fehr to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Fehr will earn $1.4 million in 2013-14 and $1.6 million in 2014-15.

Fehr, 27, has recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 39 games with Washington this season. Fehr leads the team in plus/minus (+14) and ranks tied for fifth on the Capitals in goals. His 69 shots on goal rank seventh on Washington.

The 6’4", 206-pound forward has collected 112 points (56 goals, 56 assists) and is a plus-41 in 304 career NHL games with Washington and Winnipeg. Fehr tallied 93 of those points (46 goals, 47 assists) in 230 career games with the Capitals from 2005-2011, including a career high 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) in 69 games with Washington during the 2009-10 campaign. In 26 career playoff games, all with Washington, Fehr has recorded five goals and one assist.

The Winkler, Manitoba, native was the Capitals’ first-round choice, 18th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft. He was an integral member of the Hershey Bears club that won the 2006 Calder Cup. In 19 playoff games that year, he had eight goals, three assists and scored the overtime game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to lift the Bears to the Calder Cup Final.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Aaron Volpatti to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Volpatti will earn $550,000 in 2013-14 and $600,000 in 2014-15.

Volpatti, 28, has recorded one goal, one assist and 33 penalty minutes in 31 games with Washington and Vancouver this season. The native of Revelstoke, British Columbia, has collected three goals, two assists and 86 penalty minutes in 69 career NHL games with the Capitals and Canucks.

The 6’0", 215-pound forward tallied 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) and 91 penalty minutes in 61 career AHL games with Manitoba. He spent four seasons playing for Brown University in the NCAA and was named to the ECAC All-Academic team his first three seasons before being named team captain for his senior season.

Volpatti was claimed off of waivers by Washington on Feb. 28. He was originally signed as an un-drafted free agent by Vancouver on March 22, 2010.

Via Hockey Abstract, Usage Charts for the two:

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