Eric Fehr was born September 7, 1985 in Winkler, Manitoba. The first round, 18th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Fehr is a graduate of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings.
An offensively gifted forward, Fehr played four full seasons in Brandon registering 277 points (146-131-277) while capturing the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the WHL's top scorer in 2004-05, WHL Player of the Year honours in 2005 and WHL East First Team All-Star honours in 2005.
Following an impressive junior career, the Winkler, Manitoba native went on to make his professional debut with the AHL's Hershey Bears in 2005-06 and with his strong play early on in the season was rewarded with his first games with the Caps.
A key member of Hershey's Calder Cup in 2006, Fehre tallied 11 points (8-3-11) in the club's run to the title.
After five seasons in the Capitals organization, Fehr was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Danick Paquette and a fourth round draft pick.
Fehr only played one season in Winnipeg, when he left as a free agent and returned to the Washington Capitals to a one year contract.
Fehr would play three more seasons in Washington before leaving as a free agent after the 2014-15. He signed a three year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 28, 2015. He would go on to appear in 55 regular-season games for the Penguins during the 2015-16 season and his strong two-way play was a key contributing factor the Penguins successful run to the 2016 Stanley Cup championship.