Washington Capitals’ forward Eric Fehr has opted not to renew his lease on the condo he was renting near the Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia. Fehr, an Unrestricted Free Agent, finished up his 9th season with the Capitals and will be looking for a contract come July 1st.
Fehr’s landlord you ask? Why it’s none other than former Capitals’ defenseman Tom Poti.
Poti purchased the 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2,100 square foot penthouse condo in August 2007 for $1,100,000. Just one month prior, the Capitals welcomed Poti aboard with a 4 year, $14 million dollar contract on the first day of free agency. Poti unsuccessfully attempted to sell his condo in 2013 for $1,200,000.
Sources say that once Unit 204 is sold — it is currently listed for $825,00 — the owners of that unit will purchase Poti’s condo.
We like F-16 around these parts and we hope that his camp and the Capitals brass can come to terms on a new contract. That being said, the Caps have a plethora of players that need new contracts this off-season (or in Mike Green’s case, need a new NHL team).
Re-signing Fehr is not the number one priority for this Capitals team but if the Caps can work the numbers to keep the forward around for a multi-year deal with a yearly salary of just south of $3M (good luck with that), then by all means, welcome back Eric Fehr.
It should be noted that Fehr has also been active in the Arlington community, most notably making appearances at the library in the Westover neighborhood and at Key Elementary to read to school children while promoting his new book.