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Jacob Markstrom signs extension with Canucks

Goalie played in career-high 33 games for Vancouver last season @NHLdotcom

Goalie Jacob Markstrom signed a three-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $3.67 million and runs through the 2019-20 season.

Markstrom was 13-14-4 with a 2.73 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 33 games (30 starts) splitting time with Ryan Miller last season, and had NHL career highs in games played, wins and minutes (1,848).

"Jacob is a talented, competitive goaltender with size and a proven ability to make big saves at crucial moments in a game," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. "He set career highs in several statistical categories last season and two years ago led the (Utica) Comets to their first Calder Cup Final. He's motivated and wants to help his team win. We're excited to have Jacob competing in a Canucks uniform for years to come."

Markstrom, 26, has spent the past three seasons with the Canucks and previously played for the Florida Panthers. In 83 NHL games (73 starts), Markstrom is 26-42-9 with a 3.00 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

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