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Jacob Markstrom | Goalie

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 196
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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. Sep 27 - 12:26 PM

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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.
Sep 26 - 4:51 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.
Sep 26 - 12:41 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.
Sep 19 - 6:45 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.
Sep 7 - 8:19 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.
Jul 10 - 1:42 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.
Jul 6 - 8:48 PM

Goalie Jacob Markstrom had a decent night Sunday to help the Vancouver Canucks trounce the visiting Calgary Flames 5-1 in the season finale for both teams.

Markstrom stopped 22 shots in the lopsided contest. This came after a forgettable night Saturday in which he could only make 17 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton. Markstrom, obtained by the Canucks earlier in the season from the Florida Panthers, finishes the season with a record of 2-8-3, a GAA of 3.39 and a save percentage of .873.
Apr 13 - 11:42 PM

Goalie Jacob Markstrom, making his second start for the Vancouver Canucks, had a rough outing Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton.

Markstrom could make only 17 saves. His season numbers don't look so hot, either. Markstrom, who was traded to the Oilers in March from the Florida Panthers, is 1-8-3, with a GAA of 3.58 and a save percentage of .867. He's likely done for the regular season now as Eddie Lack likely will draw the assignment of tending net for the Canucks in their regular-season finale against the Flames in Vancouver Sunday. This has, of course, been a terrible season for the Canucks in general. They were eliminated from playoff contention a while ago and there's strong speculation that John Tortorella will be fired as coach as early as Monday after only one year with the Canucks.
Apr 13 - 2:07 AM

Jacob Markstrom will get his second start with Vancouver on Saturday.

He permitted three goals in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday in his last outing. The Canucks conclude a disappointing regular season with a game Sunday night against Calgary and Eddie Lack could be between the pipes for that contest.
Apr 12 - 2:32 PM

Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 27 shots in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Colorado Thursday night.

It was Markstrom's first NHL start since Dec. 20, but the promising 6-foot-6 Swedish goaltender is still looking for his first NHL win since Oct. 11. It was his first start for the Canucks also. The Canucks have two games left and it is probable that Markstrom will start one of those games at least.
Apr 11 - 4:48 AM

Look for Jacob Markstrom to get the start in goal for Vancouver on Thursday.

It will be Markstrom's first start in goal for Vancouver since he was dealt at the trade deadline on March 4 as the Canucks have been using Eddie Lack. But the Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention Monday and there is no reason to keep Markstrom on the bench. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Apr 8 - 11:21 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Roberto Luongo and Steven Anthony.

Markstrom was seen as the Panthers' goaltender of the future, but he struggled mightily in the shortened campaign with a 3.22 GAA and .901 save percentage. He bounced between Florida and AHL San Antonio this season and never really found any success at the NHL level. Still, he's just 24 years old and should compete with Eddie Lack for the starting job in Vancouver.
Mar 4 - 5:08 PM

Jacob Markstrom has been sent to the minors by the Florida Panthers.

Markstrom entered the season with a chance of earning the Panthers' starting job, but things have gone terribly for him. He has a 3.52 GAA and .874 save percentage in 12 games this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves on 32 shots as the Panthers got hammered by the Jets 5-2 Friday night.

Markstrom falls to 1-6-3 on the season with a .874 save percentage and 3.52 goals against average. 2013 has certainly been cruel to the young goaltender who was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:55:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
6Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack