Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 2:15pm


The Edmonton Oilers acquired goaltender Victor Fasth from the Anaheim Ducks for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and third-round draft pick in 2015.

What does it give the Edmonton Oilers
After moving on from {P Ilya Bryzgalov}, the Oilers were able to acquire Fasth from Anaheim's deep stable of goaltenders. Fasth has been injured for much of 2013-14, but he burst onto the scene last season and nearly stole the No. 1 job away from {P Jonas Hiller} with the Ducks. In Edmonton, he'll be expected to compete for starts with {P Ben Scrivens}. The Fasth-Scrivens duo looks like a team strength now.

What does it give the Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks are knee-deep in goaltenders, so they decided to move Fasth--who is older than top prospects {P Frederik Andersen} and {P John Gibson}. In return, the Ducks receive a pair of decent draft picks. This move may also mean that Hiller will now be more inclined to re-sign with Anaheim on July 1 (when he becomes a UFA). Andersen and Gibson should vie for backup duties now and next season, with one of them eventually emerging as the starter.

Fantasy impact
Fasth was in a logjam in Anaheim, so he's now in a better situation for fantasy relevance. However, he must beat out Scrivens to get full value. Hiller, Andersen and Gibson also are a little more secure now that Fasth is gone to Edmonton.

Player focus

Edmonton Oilers

Viktor Fasth G

Anaheim Ducks

a third-round draft pick in 2015

a fifth-round draft pick in 2014