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FLAMES SIGN JACOB MARKSTROM

The netminder has been inked to a six-year deal

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a six-year contract with an AAV of $6,000,000.

Markstrom, a native of Gavle, Sweden starred with the Vancouver Canucks last season earning a 23-16-4 record and a 2.75 GAA with a .918 SV% along with two shutouts and played in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. Originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft (31st overall), the veteran of 272 career games has a 2.80 GAA and a .911% save percentage and five shutouts. The 30-year-old played 14 playoff games last season for Vancouver with an 8-6 record, a 2.85 GAA and a .919 SV% along with one shutout.

Markstrom has represented his native Sweden in international tournaments from Under-18's, World Juniors, World Championships and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey where he has earned medals in five events and was named Top Goaltender at the World Juniors in 2009.   

BORN: Gavle, Sweden DATE: January 31, 1990

HEIGHT: 6'6" WEIGHT: 206 lbs.

CATCHES: Left

 

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