Eric Fehr’s one season as a Winnipeg Jet was ultimately one to forget. With the Capitals visiting the MTS Centre for the first time Saturday, Fehr hopes his return to the Manitoba capital is one to remember.
“It’s obviously a real interesting feeling, going back to my hometown and [facing] the team that I played for last year,” Fehr said Friday as the Capitals prepared for their second of five meetings this season against the Jets.
“You’ve got to try to look at it like just another game but it obviously doesn’t feel like one.”
The Capitals traded Fehr to the Jets in July 2011, parting ways at the time with their first-round selection from the 2003 NHL Draft.
Injuries though kept Fehr from suiting up in the Jets’ much hyped Season Opener, and the Manitoba-native didn’t make his season debut until mid-November. By then the Jets were already on the outside of a playoff position and the slow start proved too much to overcome.
As for Fehr, the excitement of playing in front of friends and family and being part of the NHL’s return to Winnipeg was eventually replaced by disappointment.
Fehr would play just 35 games with the Jets and finished with career-lows across the board with two goals and three points.
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