HV71 has announced that they have signed Rangers 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth to a two-year contract extension.
It says in the piece that Fasth is likely to sign a contract with the Rangers but he likes having the option of staying in Sweden to continue to develop his game.
HV 71 har skrivit nytt 2-årskontrakt med Jesper Fasth. Räknar med att han stannar ett år och flyttar till NY Rangers 2013. #twittpuck
— Mattias Ek (@EkExpressen) December 13, 2011
This tweet translates to:HV 71 has posted a new 2-year contract with Jesper Fasth. Expect that he will stay one year and move to NY Rangers 2013th # twittpuck
Fasth, 20, had five goals and 11 assists in 21 games this season.
Spending at least one more year in Europe after missing this one is probably a good idea. He is still under Rangers control and as long as he is he can take his time in developing into another sixth round Swedish steal.
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