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The Anaheim Ducks have wasted no time in telling Viktor Fasth that they believe in him.
The Ducks announced Wednesday that they have signed the goaltender to a two-year contract extension. According to TSN, the deal is worth $5.8 million.
“Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. “We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward.”
Fasth has been incredible this season for the Ducks, who have been one of the league’s hottest teams in the early months. Fasth has posted an 8-0-0 record to go along with a 1.78 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. When you look at those numbers, you could see why the Ducks would want to lock him up.
However, the nine appearances that Fasth has made this season, are the only nine of his NHL career. The 30-year-old was signed to a one-year deal worth $1 milli...
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The Ducks locked up unbeaten goaltender Viktor Fasth for two years Wednesday, signing him to a 5.8-million extension through the 2014-15 season.
Fasth, 30, is 8-0 in starts with a 1.78 goals-against average in nine games, helping the Ducks (12-2-1) to lead the Pacific Division and rank behind only Chicago in the Western Conference.
"Viktor has proven himself not only this...
Viktor Fasth has made a very quick impression on the Ducks in a very short period of time. Fasth, who has won in all eight of his consecutive starts, was given a two year contract extension worth $5.8 million.
Fasth was signed last May by the Ducks. He was relatively unknown here, but at age 30, he had proven himself a solid goaltender in Sweden.
"Viktor has proven...
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has named Brian Burke to a part-time professional scouting position within the organization.
“We are happy to welcome Brian back to the organization,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Anytime you can add a person of his quality to your staff, it...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brian Burke is returning to the Anaheim Ducks as a part-time pro scout.
The Ducks announced Thursday that they’ve rehired Burke, who was their general manager from 2005-08.
Burke was abruptly fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs last month after four playoff-free years as their president and GM.
Anaheim had two 100-point seasons and won its only Stanley Cup championship...
After an amazing start to his NHL career, Viktor Fasth was named the NHL second star of the week for the week ending February 17.
In that time, Fasth was 3-0-0 with a 1.89 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. Those wins against Chicago, Detroit and Nashville, while on the road, have helped the Ducks get to an 11-2-1 start. Their Pacific Division lead is six...
Anaheim Ducks (12-2-1, 25 pts)
2nd in Western Conference, 1st in Pacific Division
The Ducks have been the second hottest team in the league so far this season (behind Chicago). Anaheim won all four of their games played last week, including a shootout victory over the aforementioned Blackhawks. They’ve played 10 games so far in February and have lost only one game (to Dallas...
The Ducks keep rolling. Even when they have a hiccup here and there, they manage to regroup, recover and end up with two points at the end of an evening.
The latest two points came in a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. This was their fifth win a row and it did not come easily.
After returning home from a six game road trip, Anaheim had a rough start against...