So who is this Viktor Fasth guy?
He starred in goal for AIK in the Swedish Elite League the last two seasons, posting goals-against averages of 2.26 and 2.12. He posted save percentages of .924 and .931 in the SEL.
Then adjusted quickly to North American play. In three games for the Norfolk Admirals, he had a 1.96 GAA in three starts. Then he moved up to the Anaheim Ducks, presumably to back up Jonas Hiller.
But he has won all four of his starts, including a shutout at Colorado. “He's giving me confidence that I never knew I would have in him,” coach Bruce Boudreau told the Orange County Register.
Fasth is quick to note that Anaheim’s airtight defensive play has made the transition easier. The Ducks (7-1-1) are playing some of the best hockey in this young season.
“They make it much easier for me to play back there,” Fasth told the Register. “I'm really enjoying playing for these guys. They're incredible in front of me.”
Anaheim has two sets of back-to-back games coming up, so Fasth and Hiller should both stay busy during the days ahead.