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Jacob Markstrom | Goalie

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 196
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Vancouver's backup Jacob Markstrom didn't last eight minutes in his first NHL start of the season against the Sharks as he allowed three goals on four shots.
None of the goals were terrible but Markstrom looked shell shocked and had to get the pull in favor Eddie Lack at the 7:45 mark of the first period. It will probably be a while before Markstrom gets a start again. Markstrom has been lights out in the AHL but this turned out to not be his night in first NHL start in a while. Mar 3 - 10:32 PM

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Jacob Markstrom is projected to start on Tuesday.

Markstrom hasn't started for Vancouver yet in 2014-15. However, he's been superb in the minors with a 17-7-2 record, 1.95 GAA, and .932 save percentage.
Mar 3 - 2:23 PM

Jacob Markstrom and Eddie Lack were teammates five years ago with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League.

The duo are very good friends with the difference now being that Markstrom is backing up Lack and Lack was the backup to Markstrom five seasons ago. Markstrom has yet to play in the NHL this season and was recalled when Ryan Miller went down with a leg injury. Markstrom was 17-7-2 with a 1.95 GAA and a .932 save percentage with Utica before his recall.
Mar 1 - 9:14 AM

Jacob Markstrom should get a start shortly for the Vancouver Canucks.

With Ryan Miller out of action for another three-five weeks, the Canucks have to get Markstrom some playing time. Eddie Lack gave up five goals on only 23 shots to lowly Buffalo on Thursday but coach Willie Desjardins may want to go back to Lack on Sunday to give him a boost of confidence. Markstrom was outstanding in the minors with a 1.95 GAA and a .932 save percentage 17-7-2 record with Utica.
Feb 28 - 10:04 AM

Jacob Markstrom probably won't need to clear waivers to be return to the minors once Ryan Miller (leg) is healthy.

Which is important for the Canucks because it's unlikely Markstrom would clear waivers given his superb play in the minors this season. Markstrom's up on an emergency basis and can consequently be returned without the need for waivers as long as he plays in less than 10 games. That's worth keeping in mind because it makes it more likely that Vancouver will lean on Eddie Lack if Miller's injury proves to be long term. Of course, it doesn't guarantee anything as the Canucks might simply resort to carrying three goaltenders for what little is left of the season and then playoffs if it comes to that.
Feb 23 - 4:22 PM

Jacob Markstrom has been called up by the Vancouver Canucks.

Ryan Miller sustained a leg injury on Sunday. Markstrom has a 1.95 GAA and .932 save percentage in 26 AHL games in 2014-15, so he's worth keeping a close eye on. He'll be competing for playing time with Eddie Lack during Miller's absence.
Feb 23 - 11:36 AM

Jacob Markstrom stopped 41 of 42 shots for Utica of the AHL in a 4-1 win Saturday.

Markstrom was highly regarded a couple of years ago and the Canucks thought enough of him to make him the centerpiece of the Roberto Luongo trade to Florida but the 24-year-old is still seeing minor league action. He has been great this season with an 11-2-1 mark to go with a 1.84 GAA and a .937 save percentage. He should see some time in the NHL and hopefully it will be this season.
Jan 11 - 11:26 AM

Jacob Markstrom was just 30:09 minutes shy of setting an AHL record for the longest streak without allowing a goal.

Markstrom went 238:09 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal until Alex Guptill beat him early in the first. The record of 268:17 was set in 2012 by Barry Brust. Markstrom has always been highly regarded and at age 24, he is still young enough to carve out a good career at the NHL level.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Despite reported interest in the big goaltender, it appears that Jacob Markstrom is still in the Vancouver Canucks system after clearing waivers.

It's too early to give up on Markstrom at just 24, but his fantasy value is obviously pretty questionable right now. He's only played 47 games at the NHL level, with four of them coming in unimpressive showings with Vancouver after being moved there last season. He'd need an injury or trade to prove himself as a capable NHL goalie.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 12:26:00 PM

There are reportedly four teams that are interested in Jacob Markstrom, per Pierre McGuire.

If that's the case, then it seems unlikely that Markstrom will clear waivers. Any team that takes him will likely use him as their backup goaltender.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Jacob Markstrom has been placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.

So much for going with three goaltenders. The big question now is if Markstrom will clear waivers. On the one hand, he's still got the potential to develop into a solid starting goaltender and prospects of his caliber usually can't be scooped up on waivers. However, he's also struggled in his recent NHL stints and will cost any team that picks him up $1.2 million in cap space ($1.4 million in salary). Plus most teams have their goaltending situation set up and will be reluctant to jump on a goaltender. Not every team is set though. For example, and this is pure speculation, but New Jersey might jump on the chance to have Markstrom enter the season as its backup goaltender.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:41:00 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are comfortable entering the season with three goaltenders.

That's important for Jacob Markstrom because he's the underdog in the battle for the backup job with Eddie Lack. We recommend avoiding Markstrom and Lack in standard fantasy leagues because it's not clear how much playing time either of them would get in a three-goalie situation.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Jacob Markstrom may not be a Canuck for the 2014-15 season.

Markstrom was main piece in the trade that sent Roberto Luongo to Florida at the trade deadline but former coach John Tortorella refused to use him, wearing out Eddie Lack down the stretch. The Canucks brought in Ryan Miller and signed him to a big contract and with Lack the likely backup, do not be surprised if the Canucks lose him on waivers at the end of training camp. Once thought to be the best goaltending prospect not in the NHL, Markstrom has disappointed but at age 24 is still young enough to carve out a nice career for himself. Unfortunately, it does not seem like it will be in Vancouver.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Jacob Markstrom has denied a recent report that he requested a trade after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller.

Vancouver might try to trade Markstrom regardless because he's set to come with a $1.2 million cap hit in 2014-15 despite the fact that he's currently projected to be the team's third goaltender. If he does stay in Vancouver then he'll have a hard time getting starts against Miller and Eddie Lack.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Jacob Markstrom has requested a trade out of Vancouver, according to Jason Botchford of The Province.

Markstrom sees the writing on the wall with Ryan Miller being signed and Eddie Lack the backup. The Canucks have explored trades and there is interest from three teams. "That situation could work itself out over the summer," general manager Jim Benning said. "The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. … We’re exploring that for Jacob. But if that doesn’t happen, Jacob comes to camp. He has a good attitude. He understands the situation. … Look at Minnesota last year. They went through about five goalies." Markstrom carries a $1.2 million cap hit. He had a .918 save percentage in 29 games in the AHL last year, and a .873 save percentage in 16 games in the NHL.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 08:48:00 PM

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G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom