When you look at the current roster on the Capitals website, you can’t help but notice that it looks like one guy snuck himself in. That guy is defenseman Brian Fahey. On July 7th, 2010, it was quietly announced that he had signed a one year, two-way contract with
Name: Brian Fahey
Birthdate: March 2, 1981
Weight: 216 lbs
I have to admit that my bleeding heart wants him to get a call-up this season. At 29 years old, he’s an established AHL veteran but he has yet to play a game in the NHL. Last season, he was called up by the Colorado Avalanche in November but was sent back down two weeks later without dressing for a single game. He was called up again for depth during playoffs but the Avalanche were eliminated before he was needed.
Hershey lost a few veterans this off-season and will probably lose their prodigies, Karl Alzner and John Carlson. I think he’ll be an excellent addition to Hershey. He adds to the defense and brings years of experience to the team. He helped lead the Chicago Wolves to a Calder Cup Championship in 2008, getting ten points in the post-season. CapGeek.com lists him as making $500,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL. As John Walton says, “Hershey doesn’t rebuild, they reload.”
However, Fahey isn’t new to Hershey but he is new to
Fahey also brings the kind of attitude teams like to see in their veterans. During the 2006-2007 season with the Chicago Wolves, he was awarded the “Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award.” This award is given to the player on the Chicago Wolves “who best typifies Breslin’s on-ice spirit and team-first attitude.” In
As always, I end this with a video. It’s good to know that literacy is important to Fahey.