Victor Fast resigns.
Injuries put an end to the ice hockey goalkeeper.
He says the heart wants, but not the body Smålandsposten.
Victor Fast’s career didn’t really take off until the age of 28.
After making strides from Division 2 to allsvenskan hockey, he reached the Swedish top league in 2010 with AIK.
Then it went away.
In the same year, he was named the League’s Most Valuable Player and was selected for the World Cup where he became the most valuable player in the tournament.
He then transferred to the NHL before returning to Europe and the KHL. During his second season at CSKA Moscow, he led Tre Kronor to World Cup gold and then returned to his home in Växjö where he won gold in Sweden twice.
– It’s like two different chapters in my active career. One before the Växjö Lakers and the other after. One since I played at Vänersborg and Tingsryd, where I was able to find a part-time job and trained in the evenings. The turning point was my last year at Tingsrid. Then I thought if it was worth it, and whether or not I should keep betting. But things went so well that I had to sign a contract with the Växjö Lakers. From there on, things went well. During my last year in Växjö, I could earn a living from hockey to some extent, he says in an interview with Smålandsposten.
The time in Växjö was full of injuries and now he says the body can no longer cope.
– I have come to the conclusion that the decision you have made now is the right one. He says I don’t have the energy and strength left to pack up for a new season.
Fast’s last game was a 4-1 World Cup win against Great Britain.