NHL Free Agency: Colorado Avalanche Targets After Draft

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NHL free agency target #3: C Eric Fehr

Mar 3, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42) is checked off the puck by Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 cap hit: $1,500,000

Where he is right now: A 2003 first round pick, Eric Fehr has been a cheap depth forward for the Washington Capitals for many years. He is 6-foot-4 tall, weighs in at 215 pounds, adds toughness to the bottom-six and has enough skill to contribute offensively. He has the potential to consistently produce 30+ points per season.

Why the Colorado Avalanche should sign him: Just like Stewart and Matthias, Fehr should add depth to the bottom-six. With McGinn and O’Reilly gone, there is more than one hole to fill. Fehr can play as a center or wing on either the third or fourth line and occasionally even slot in as a second line wing if necessary.

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