Jacob Markstrom

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2012-08-16

Jacob Markstrom

 

Jacob Markstrom, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-6

Weight: 196

Born: 1990-01-31

Hometown: Gavle, Sweden

Drafted: 2008 by Florida Panthers, 31st Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2015 – The once promising blue chip prospect seems to have righted the ship that is his NHL career. A great season a year ago, followed up by a solid preseason performance highlighted by a 1-0 shutout victory at Arizona won him the job as Ryan Miller's backup. The giant Swede will look to further establish himself once he returns from a lower-body injury that has kept him out since the beginning of the season. His play in relief could be vital for a team that will need all the points they can get in a tough Western Conference. Mike Barrett

 

March 2015 – Markstrom was recalled by Vancouver on February 23rd due to an injury to starter Ryan Miller. With Eddie Lack taking over the reigns admirably, Markstrom had to wait for his chance to shine. On March 3rd, the AHL stand-out was rewarded with an opportunity to take to the blue paint against the San Jose Sharks, and prove to everyone that he was back on NHL radar for good. That was until he let it slip..three times…on four shots. Including the first shot of the game. He was replaced by Lack immediately. Markstrom has no choice but to put this one behind him and just hope he gets another chance. – Mike Barrett

 

February 2015 – Last update, it was emphasized how Markstrom's performance over the coming months would say a lot about his future as an NHL prospect. Since his hot 7-1-1 start that included four shutouts (937SV%, and 1.77GAA),