Vancouver, BC - The National Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been added to Team Pacific in the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game. Markstrom replaces Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Markstrom, 29, has played in 28 games this season, posting a record of 14-11-3, has one shutout and a .917 save-percentage. His 2.72 goals against average ranks him second among Pacific Division goalies. He joins teammate Elias Pettersson who was named to the All-Star Game on December 30. It is the first time the Canucks have multiple players at the All-Star Game since 2012 when Daniel and Henrik Sedin were joined by Alex Edler.
Markstrom becomes the sixth Canucks goaltender to be named to an All-Star Game roster and first since Roberto Luongo in 2009. Previous Canucks goaltenders named to the All-Star Game include: Gary Smith (1975), Richard Brodeur (1983 - did not play), John Garrett (1983 - replaced Brodeur), Kirk McLean (1990 and 1992), and Roberto Luongo (2007, 2008 did not play, and 2009).
The 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend starts Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m. PT (SN, CBC) with the NHL All-Star Skills competition followed by the Honda All-Star Game on Saturday, January 25 at 5 p.m. PT (SN, CBC).
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