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February 20, 2013 | 1:30pm ET
Fasth signs two-year extension
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Anaheim Ducks have signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.

Fasth, 30, has appeared in nine contests for Anaheim this season, posting a perfect 8-0-0 record with a 1.78 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage.

"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."

Fasth is just the third goaltender in NHL history to win his first eight-or-more career decisions (also Ray Emery with Ottawa, an NHL record 9-0-0 from 2003-05 and Bob Froese with Philadelphia, 8-0-0 in Jan. 1983).

A native of Kalix, Sweden, Fasth was named the Swedish Elite League's (SEL) Goaltender of the Year (Honken Trophy) for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, becoming the first goalie to do so since Henrik Lundqvist (Vastra Frolunda, 2002-2005).

He played the 2011-12 regular season with AIK Stockholm, recording five shutouts with a 23-16-6 record, a 2.12 GAA and .931 SV% in 46 games. He ranked third among SEL goaltenders in SV%, second in shutouts and tied for third in wins. Fasth also played in six games for Team Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Finland and Sweden, going 4-2 with a 2.34 GAA and .902 SV%.


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