Caps sign Fehr and Volpatti to two-year contract extensions
Capitals forwards Eric Fehr and Aaron Volpatti had more to celebrate than just a Southeast Division title Wednesday. General Manager George McPhee announced the Capitals have re-signed Fehr and Volpatti to two-year contracts that will keep them with the team through the 2014-15 season. Fehr, 27, will earn $1.4 million next year and $1.6 million in 2014-15 after inking a one-year deal worth $600,000 in January. A late addition to Washington’s roster after the NHL lockout ended, Fehr has recorded eight goals and eight assists in 39 games this year. The 6-4, 206-pound wing, who was Washington’s first round pick (No. 18 overall) in 2003, also leads the Capitals in plus/minus (+14) this year and filled in as a top six forward at times due to injury. The Winkler, Manitoba native has spent all but one season in Washington’s organization and proved he is back to full health this year. He played for the Winnipeg Jets in 2011-12, but struggled with shoulder injuries that had previously hindered him throughout his career.
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