Congratulations, Eric Fehr

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Posted June 12, 2016

(Caps Outsider)

It’s been a while since a former Washington Capitals player won a Stanley Cup, but that’s only because we’ve forgotten about Jeff Schultz hoisting it with the Los Angeles Kings two years ago.

This time, a former well-liked Cap earned a championship, as Eric Fehr won with perhaps the most-hated hockey team in Washington, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fehr, who was drafted by the Caps, played nine seasons in Washington, splitting to Winnipeg in 2011-12 before returning for three more seasons. He had 87 goals and 87 assists in 419 games for the Caps.

In Washington, Fehr was known for scoring clutch goals, writing a children’s book, and being an all-around great teammate.

In Game 6, Fehr took a high-sticking penalty with 9 seconds remaining, sitting in the penalty box as his team won. Fehr had 3 goals and an assist in these playoffs.

Also, kudos to former Cap/Hershey Bear Steve Oleksy, who is also a member of the Penguins organization. Oleksy didn’t play a game for the Penguins, but was promoted to the Pens’ depth-list some time after his AHL team, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, was eliminated from the playoffs. So, Oleksy got virtually a front-row seat to this.