Bargain Hunting With The Minnesota Wild

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Feb 27, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr (16) takes a 3rd period shot against Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal (12) at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 3-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Fehr

With Kyle Brodziak likely on his way out, Fehr would be a good replacement as a right-handed center for a bottom-six role. Selected 18th overall in 2003 by the Washington Capitals, he’s spent his entire career in DC. He won 52 percent of faceoffs this past season while potting 19 goals and 33 points.

If Brodziak does indeed ship out, Minnesota will need another right-handed option at center, especially as Charlie Coyle has struggled on the draw, winning 46.5 percent of draws in 2014-15. Fehr can play the penalty kill (averaged 1:23 short-handed minutes this past season) and can also slide into a top-six role, as he averaged the sixth-most even strength time on ice of Caps forwards.

Fehr made $3 million over two years on his last contract, and could wind up being a great pick-up if the Wild can sign him for something similar.