After not getting a proper offer on the free-agent market, former Capitals forward Eric Fehr has signed a one-year contract with Genève-Servette HC of the National League. Genève-Servette HC is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
“My family and I are very happy to start off this new chapter of my hockey career,” the Stanley Cup champion said in a release. “I have always wanted to play in Switzerland and am lucky to have the possibility to do so in such an incredible city as Geneva. I am looking forward to meeting the fans, my teammates and my work environment.”
My family and I are really excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career with @officialGSHC. I’ve always wanted to play in Switzerland and I feel lucky I get to play in such an amazing city! I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and get to work!
— Eric Fehr (@EricFehr) July 20, 2019
He’ll be right at home when he arrives. The team’s nickname is the Eagles. And they have two Eagle mascots.
The official mascots of Genève-Servette are Calvin and Calvina, two anthropomorphic eagles that first appeared at the beginning of the 2006-2007 season. They are Switzerland’s first and only mascot duet. Their names are derived from John Calvin, famous theologian of the Protestant reformation in Geneva.
In addition, Sherkan, a bald eagle, opens every home game by flying throughout the arena, reaching for his master standing in the center of ice. Sherkan is very popular amongst fans and players alike. Sherkan is Europe’s first living animal to partake in an ice-hockey game opening ceremony.
Fehr had seven goals and 15 points for the Minnesota Wild last season.
Since leaving Washington after the 2014-15 season, Fehr has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, and Wild.
Fehr won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins during the 2015-16 season.
— Eric Fehr (@EricFehr) June 12, 2019
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