Fasth signs up to two-year extension with the Ducks after impressive start.
The Anaheim Ducks have announced that goaltender Viktor Fasth has signed a two-year contract extension through to the 2014/15 NHL season.
As per club policy, the Ducks have not disclosed the financial aspects of the deal, but according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, it is reportedly worth $5.8 million next season, and then $3.4 million the year after.
Having spent a number of years in the Swedish league with AIK, Fasth has emerged this season getting off to a strong start in the absence of injured first-choice Jonas Hiller.
His new deal will raise question marks over the future of Hiller, who is on a sizeable contract of his own and the Ducks may consider a possible trade deal.
Fasth gained further playing time as a result of injuries, but Hiller did return in the last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Fasth knows he will have to continue to work hard in order to reward the faith the Ducks have shown in him.
Fasth currently has a 8-0-0 record, with a .933 save percentage. The Swede is only the third goaltender in NHL history to win his first eight or more games with the Ducks who are pushing the Chicago Blackhawks at the top of the Western Conference.