As the momentum from the United States' triumph at the World Junior Championships spilled over into the start of an abbreviated NHL season, there was much ado about Anaheim Ducks 2011 second-rounder John Gibson.
Gibson, who carried the Americans to gold in Ufa, was extended an invitation to Ducks camp and widely seen as the goaltender of the future in Anaheim. As for the present? Incumbent Jonas Hiller entered the season with a stern grip on the starting job, and no apparent challengers.
Enter Viktor Fasth. The Ducks inked the two-time Elitserien Goaltender of the Year award winner to a one-year, $1 million contract over the summer to take some pressure off Hiller, who played a franchise-high 73 games in 2011-12.
The widely unknown 30-year-old stepped onto a North American rink for the first time in his career for the Norfolk Admirals, playing three games prior to his call-up on January 21. In his first three NHL starts, he's a perfect 3-0 with a .938 save perc...