The Anaheim Ducks have inked goaltender Viktor Fasth (that guy with the not-so-impressive undefeated streak) to a 2-year extension worth $5.8 million. He’ll be making $2.4 million next season, and $3.4 million the following year. He currently makes $1 million. To the naked eye it appears GM Bob Murray jumped the gun after only 8 games under his belt; however, the Ducks have kept their eye on Viktor for two years now, and liked what they saw from him while he was in Sweden. Of the signing Bob Murray had this to say:
“Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden, we are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward.”
That’s great, but what about that other goalie? Jonas Hiller? Well, Jonas is currently signed through next season for $4.5 million, then he becomes a UFA (unrestricted free agent). And then there’s always that one guy, John Gibson, in the background. The kid that helped Team USA win Gold at this year’s World Juniors in Ufa, Russia. Seems like if nothing else, the Ducks have their goaltending situation figured out for a while.
Source for Quote: ducks.nhl.com