If anyone has earned a contract extension so far this year, it's Viktor Fasth.
The goalie has helped the Ducks out a ton, boasting nine unbeaten appearances. In return, the team has given him a two-year extension, with Fasth earning $2.4 million next year and $3.4 million after that.
While the Swedish Fasth isn't a rookie, it is the 30-year-old's first season in the NHL, for which he is earning $1 million.
Hiller has been injured, and Fasth has filled in very well for him, boasting a .933 save percentage. If he wins one more game, he'll tie Emery's 9-0-0 record start, but is already third in NHL history to have an 8-0-0 record.
He's also got a very team-oriented attitude, saying:
'You always try to do your best and play your best, try to help the team as much as you can. That's what I've been trying to focus on, and that's what I have to keep doing, to do my part.''
However, he still doesn't consider himself to be the starter, reserving that for the recovering Hiller, who played against the Blue Jackets.
This is some security at the position that the Ducks and their fans should be very happy about.