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Report: Swedish star goalie Viktor Fasth will sign with Anaheim

Apr 6, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

Petteri Nokelainen, Viktor Fasth AP

Based on a Swedish report, goaltender Viktor Fasth plans to sign with the Anaheim Ducks following the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship. Fasth has found success in recent years in the Swedish Elite League, but he got some measure of international attention after he led Sweden all the way to the finals in the 2011 IIHF World Championship. During the tournament, he turned aside 30 of 32 in a 6-2 victory over Team USA and posted a 1.71 GAA, including three shutouts in seven games. He was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player by the media.

Fasth is currently playing in the Swedish Elite League semifinals for AIK. He has a 2.12 GAA and .931 save percentage this season.

His contract will probably be a one-way deal, which means he’s tentatively projected to start the 2012-13 campaign with the Anaheim Ducks as the number two goaltender.

  1. jkay1818 - Apr 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Rangers also have a really good prospect jesper fasth out of sweden, a forward, but about 10 yrs younger. I am assuming there is no relation? Hell be a 31 yr old goalie for the ducks, they could catch lighting in a bottle out of him for a few seasons until he starts to decline because of age.

  2. writeit22 - Apr 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    This is a difficult matter- the Swede is very good- not as good as Fluery- but better than many- Generally speaking since I’m swedish I can tell you swedes age slower. Its the suana secret.

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