The player poised to be among the NHL's top free-agent goaltenders this summer is already off the market.
Viktor Fasth, the Swedish sensation who has posted an 8-0-0 record in his first NHL season with the Anaheim Ducks, has signed a two-year extension with the club that will run through the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, financial terms of this extension were not divulged, but Eric Stephens of the Orange County register reported it was for $5.8 million ($2.4 next season and $3.4 in 2014-15).
A veteran of the Swedish Elite League, the 30-year-old Fasth signed a one-year contract with the Ducks in May to be Jonas Hiller's backup. But Fasth got off to a strong start and injuries to Hiller allowed him to gain even more regular playing time. The team has barely looked back since.