Ducks extend goalie Viktor Fasth's contract by two years
The Anaheim Ducks have signed goalie Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.
He will earn $2.4 million next season, and $3.4 million in 2014-15.
Fasth has eight victories in eight NHL starts, a 1.78 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.
The 6-foot, 186-pound Fasth, who arrived from the Swedish Elite League, is the third goalie in NHL history to win his first eight career decisions. He ranks sixth in goals-against average and tied for seventh in save percentage.
He shut out Colorado Feb. 6 with 31 saves, after debuting with a shootout victory at Honda Center Jan. 26 versus Nashville.
"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."
"It's a privilege to have this as a full-time job," said Fasth, who who kept a day job as a teacher while he toiled in the Swedish lower divisions.
Getting back in the lineup, though, means the demanding conditioning drills he went through Wednesday after missing the past eight games.
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