Martin Fehervary ready to cash in after contract extension

Martin Fehervary, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Martin Fehervary, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The Washington Capitals start training camp this month! One of the biggest offseason moves that they had to get done was to re sign Martin Fehervary. They did exactly that on the 4th of July early in the day so all of us can barbecue the rest of the day.

Fehervary got a two year bridge deal worth $2.675 million per season. The bridge deal is popular for young restricted free agents such as Fehervary to give them a “prove it” window before they someday become an unrestricted free agent.

If they prove it enough, they’ll not only get a better payday but more leverage than an RFA when it comes to coming back or joining another team.

Why did the Caps re up Fehervary? Simple. He was one of the younger guys in house and when you already have a young buck in house you do not let them go. Fehervary is 23 years old.

Last season Fehervary recorded a career high 10 assists while also adding six goals and 16 points. Fehervary had a 46.66 percent Corsi For percentage, a 46.63 percent Expected Goals For percentage, and a 46.96 percent High Danger Chances For percentage, via Natural Stat Trick.

Fehervary really grew his development the last two seasons when he was on the top pair with John Carlson. He has turned into a hard hitter who can match up well with any team’s top line. He had 215 hits which led the team and he did this despite missing 15 games. He also tied Nick Jensen with the second most blocks on the team with 128.

The right side of the defense should be good as it’s made up of Carlson, Jensen and Trevor van Riemsdyk. The right side is up for grabs. Fehervary is the front runner for the top spot but veteran Joel Edmundson who the Caps traded for, should make things interesting.

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So will Rasmus Sandin and Alex Alexeyev. The latter also re upped with the Caps while the former was the best acquisition they acquired at last year’s trade deadline.