Jets acquire Fehr from Capitals
KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
|Eric Fehr celebrates scoring in third period as Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on January 1, 2011. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP)
Kevin Cheveldayoff has pulled the trigger on a deal to pry Eric Fehr from the Washington Capitals.
The Winnipeg Jets general manager acquired Fehr, a first round pick (18th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft from the Capitals, on Friday for forward Danick Pacquette and a fourth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Fehr, a 24-year-old from Winkler, has 46 goals and 93 points in 230 games with the Capitals over six seasons.
The right-winger had 10 goals and 20 assists in 52 games last season and is currently rehabbing after having off-season shoulder surgery.
During the 2009-10 season, Fehr posted career highs of 21 goals, 18 points and 39 points in 69 games.
Fehr is under contract through next season for $2.2 million and will be a restricted free agent on July 1 of 2012.
Prior to turning pro, Fehr was a junior star with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.
Paquette, 20, was a third round pick (64th overall) of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and had 13 goals, 20 points and 179 penalty minutes with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL last season.