...are the Days for Hiller counted in Anaheim?
One of the breakout stories of the 2012/13 NHL season was rewarded on Wednesday as the Anaheim Ducks signed rookie goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.
This season for the Ducks, his first in the NHL, Fasth has posted a perfect 8-0-0 record with a 1.78 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.
He is just the third netminder in NHL history to win his first eight decisions, joining Ray Emery, who accomplished the feat with the Ottawa Senators and Bob Froese, who did it with the Philadelphia Flyers.
"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."
Before joining the Ducks, the Kalix, Sweden native was named the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons, the first goalie to capture the award in back-to-back seasons since Henrik Lundqvist.
Fasth also led Slovakia to a silver medal at the 2011 World Hockey Championship.
Edited by TheGermanCanuck, 20 February 2013 - 12:13 PM.