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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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Canucks GM Jim Benning isn't sure where Jacob Markstrom fits in yet.
Markstrom had a 1.88 GAA and .934 save percentage in 32 AHL regular season games and he's been just as effective in the playoffs. However, he's struggled in his NHL stints. Markstrom is set to become a restricted free agent this summer so Benning's evaluation could ultimately determine whether Vancouver re-signs him or attempts to deal his rights. If he decides that Markstrom is ready to be a full-time NHL goaltender, then he might even go as far as to try and trade Eddie Lack to create the necessary space. May 22 - 4:11 PM

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Jacob Markstrom has been sent to the minors.

Markstrom has a 3.08 GAA and .879 save percentage in three games with Vancouver in 2014-15. He was serving as Eddie Lack's backup, but Ryan Miller is ready to return now.
Apr 9 - 2:16 PM

Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 of 27 shots in Sunday's 3-1 win over Arizona.

This is Markstrom's first win of the 2014-15 season. The 25-year-old was once regarded as one of the best goaltending prospects in the game when he was with Florida, but his stock has fallen significantly. Markstrom has posted some good numbers in the AHL, but he has struggled to find his game in the NHL. He is still young enough that he can develop into the goaltender many expected him to be, but that doesn't seem likely to happen. Markstrom will probably be returned to the AHL when Ryan Miller (lower-body) is ready to return to action. Markstrom has a 1-1-0 record with a 3.08 goals-against-average and a .879 save percentage in three games this season.
Mar 22 - 11:05 PM

Jacob Markstrom will get the start against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night.

It'll be Markstrom's second start and third appearance of the season, but he's only seen six shots in 18 minutes of work. That's because he's been playing with AHL Utica, where he's gone 19-7-2 with a 1.91 GAA and a .932 save percentage.
Mar 22 - 5:13 PM

Jacob Markstrom could be in goal for Sunday's game versus Arizona.

The plan right now is to have Eddie Lack start Saturday at Los Angeles and Markstrom would face the Coyotes, but that could change. Markstrom was burned for three goals on four shots against San Jose on Mar. 3 in his only other start this season.
Mar 21 - 11:04 AM

Jacob Markstrom is back up with the Vancouver Canucks after playing in two games in the AHL over the weekend.

He was sent down to get some playing time and will serve as Eddie Lack's understudy. Joacim Eriksson has been returned to Utica.
Mar 16 - 5:15 PM

Jacob Markstrom got a shutout last night as he made 27 saves in a 4-0 win for Utica over Chicago.

Markstrom was sent to minors on Friday to get in some playing time. He should return to the Canucks this week to back up Eddie Lack as Ryan Miller is still out of action.
Mar 15 - 11:11 AM

Jacob Markstrom has been sent to the minors.

Eddie Lack has gotten the vast majority of the starts while Ryan Miller is sidelined, so Markstrom will get a chance to get some playing time in the minors. Joacim Eriksson will serve as Lack's understudy in Markstrom's place.
Mar 13 - 3:54 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Sven Baertschi
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
6Ronalds Kenins
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
G1Eddie Lack
2Ryan Miller