Eric Fehr signs 3-year, $6 million US contract with Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins were busy Tuesday, not only dealing Brandon Sutter to Vancouver for Nick Bonino and Adam Clendending, but also signing free-agent forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract.

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Former Capitals centre Eric Fehr has signed a three-year free-agent deal with the Penguins worth $2 million US annually. The effective two-way player contributed 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games for Washington last season, and has 89 goals and 177 points in 454 NHL regular-season games with Washington and Winnipeg. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the signing of free-agent forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract Tuesday.

Fehr's deal is worth $6 million US, paying him $2 million US annually. 

The signing of the 29-year-old was part of a busy Tuesday for the Penguins, as they also sent centre Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick to the Canucks for centre Nick Bonino, defenceman Adam Clendending and a second-round pick in 2016.

Fehr contributed 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games played for Washington last season. The native of Winkler, Man. was drafted 18th overall by the Capitals in 2003, and has spent most of his career with the Caps, but also spent time with the Winnipeg Jets during the 2011- 2012 season.

The six-foot-four, 212 pounder has 89 goals and 177 points in 454 career games, along with six points in 37 career playoff games. 


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