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Ducks reward unbeaten Fasth with 2-year extension
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The Ducks signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old Fasth has been quite impressive in his first NHL season, going 8-0-0 with a 1.78 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. He is one victory shy of matching Ray Emery's record of nine consecutive wins to start an NHL career.
"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."
Fasth signed a one-year contract with the Ducks in May to be Jonas Hiller's backup after starring in the Swedish Elite League, where he won the Honken Trophy as the Goaltender of the Year for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns.
02/20 14:23:29 ET