STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 15: Viktor Fasth (#30), goaltender of Sweden saves the shot of Janis Sprukts (#5) of Latvia during the IIHF World Championship group S match between Sweden and Latvia at Ericsson Globe on May 15, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
The Anaheim Ducks inked a backup for Jonas Hiller in Swedish netminder Viktor Fasth.
The Anaheim Ducks signed Viktor Fasth, a 29-year-old Swedish goaltender, to his first NHL contract on Monday, according to the Orange County Register. The Ducks have had success with Scandinavian players before -- Teemu Selanne comes to mind -- and granted Fasth the one-way NHL deal he had been seeking for about a year.
Fasth compiled a 2.34 goals against average and a .902 save percentage in six games between the pipes for Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, and was named the Swedish Elite League's top goaltender in each of the last two seasons, becoming the first goalie since the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist to be so honored.