Jacob Markström

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Jacob Markström
Jacob Markstrom Utica Comets.jpg
Markström playing for the Utica Comets
Born (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 25)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
Florida Panthers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2008
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2008–present

Jacob Anders Markström (born January 31, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2014, he was traded to the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Vancouver Canucks and subsequently assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets.

Playing career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Markström signed a two-year contract with the Brynäs IF senior team on May 12, 2008.[1] He had previously been playing for the Brynäs IF junior team. The following month, after solid performances in the Swedish Hockey League and internationally for Sweden in the Under 18 and World Junior tournaments, the butterfly style goalie[2] was selected 31st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft as the first choice of the Florida Panthers.

In 2009–10, Markström led the Elitserien in the save percentage (SVS%) and goals against average (GAA) statistics, with 92.72% and 2.01 respectively.[3] On June 1, 2010, it was announced that the Panthers and Markström had agreed to terms on an entry-level contract.[4]

On January 23, 2011, Markström made his NHL debut at the Prudential Center in Newark when he replaced starter Scott Clemmensen at the start of the second period in a loss against the New Jersey Devils.[5] Upon his debut, he became the youngest goaltender to ever play for the Panthers.

Markström was then sent back to Florida's AHL affiliate team, the Rochester Americans. The team directives argued that Markström needed to get used to hockey in North America since players had different shooting tendencies. The goaltender struggled during his first season in the AHL and also injured his knee. After surgery in South Florida, Markström worked to get back in the game, hoping to have a real shot at the NHL level.

With Tomáš Vokoun departing via free agency for the Washington Capitals, Markström attended Florida's September 2011 training camp to compete for a starting or backup position with fellow goaltenders José Theodore and Scott Clemmensen, ultimately being awarded the backup role when Clemmensen was injured.[6] On October 22, Markström earned his first NHL win when he played in the third period against the New York Islanders and made 18 saves on 18 shots.[7]

Markström started the lockout shortened 2012–13 season in the AHL, but with the starter Jose Theodore suffering an injury on March 2[8] that forced him to miss the rest of the season, Markström was given the de facto full-time role, starting most of their games during the remainder of the season.

It was believed that Markström would become the full-time starter for the Panthers at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, as Theodore was not retained and Markström signed a two-year contract extension. However, the Panthers would sign Tim Thomas to a one-year contract, and Markström was subsequently demoted to the AHL again. On March 4, 2014, he was traded by the Panthers, along with forward Shawn Matthias, to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Roberto Luongo and Steven Anthony, where he served as Vancouver's backup behind fellow Swede Eddie Läck. [9]

Markström failed to make the Canucks out of training camp during the 2014–15 season. After clearing waivers, he was assigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. Following an injury to Ryan Miller, Markström was recalled to the Canucks to serve as backup to Eddie Läck and got to play on March 3, 2015, against the San Jose Sharks, but was pulled after he allowed three goals on four shots. The Canucks went on to lose the game 6–2. Markström came into a game on March 19, 2015 against the Columbus Blue Jackets and made two saves on two shots. However, the Canucks went on to lose that game 6–2 as well. Markström got his first win of the 2014–15 season when he made 26 saves on 27 shots on March 22, 2015, when the Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3–1.

International career[edit]

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Markström playing for Sweden in 2009
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze 2010 Germany
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Ottawa
Bronze 2010 Saskatoon

Markström has represented Sweden three times in junior tournaments. He backstopped the Swedes to a fourth place finish in the IIHF World U18 Championships in 2008. The next year, he was placed on the Swedish World Juniors team and led all goalies with a .946 save percentage and finished second with a 1.61 GAA.[10] Those impressive stats let him to earn Best Player honours at the goaltender position in 2009; his team also took home the silver medal. He again represented Sweden at the WJCs in 2010 and could not quite match his previous year's performance as Sweden earned a bronze medal. Markström did post a respectable .927 save percentage and a 2.21 GAA, both good enough for second place amongst goalies in the prestigious tournament.[11]

In his first major tournament at a senior level, the 2010 World Championships, Markström played three games and recorded a shutout against Switzerland.[12]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

References:[13][14][15] [16] [17]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Brynäs IF JSE 1 65 3 0 2.77
2007–08 Brynäs IF JSE 22 1320 44 2 2.00
2007–08 Brynäs IF SHL 7 423 22 0 3.12 .888
2008–09 Brynäs IF SHL 35 1992 79 3 2.38 .917
2009–10 Brynäs IF SHL 43 2542 85 5 2.01 .927
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 37 16 20 1 2174 108 1 2.98 .907
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 1 0 40 2 0 3.00 .857
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 32 17 12 1 1839 71 1 2.32 .927
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 7 2 4 1 383 17 0 2.66 .923
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 33 16 15 2 1972 87 3 2.65 .920
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 23 8 14 1 1266 68 0 3.22 .901
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 12 1 6 3 614 36 0 3.52 .874
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 29 12 11 3 1688 72 2 2.56 .918
2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 1 2 0 200 10 0 3.00 .868
NHL totals 47 12 27 5 2502 133 0 3.19 .896
SHL totals 85 4957 186 8 2.51 .912

Post season[edit]

References:[18][19] [20] [21]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Brynäs IF JSE 1 25 4 0 9.76
2007–08 Brynäs IF SHL-Q 9 505 15 2 1.78
2008–09 Brynäs IF SHL 1 59 2 0 2.02 .923
2009–10 Brynäs IF SHL 4 224 12 0 3.21 .903
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 8 4 4 546 26 0 2.85 .907
SHL totals 5 283 14 0 2.62 .916

International statistics[edit]

References:[22] [23] [24] [25]

   
Year Team Comp Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2008 Sweden U18 4th 6 4 2 0 355 18 1 3.04 .862
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd 5 4 1 0 298 8 1 1.61 .943
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd 5 4 1 0 298 11 0 2.21 .927
2010 Sweden WC 3rd 3 3 0 0 180 4 1 1.33 .944
2013 Sweden WC 1st 3 2 1 0 190 5 0 1.58 .934

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ove Molin och Jacob Markström har skrivit kontrakt!" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. May 12, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/309774-the-top-10-players-not-playing-in-the-nhl
  3. ^ "2009–10 Goalie Leaders". Elitserien. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Panthers Sign Jacob Markstrom". panthers.nhl.com. June 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010020723
  6. ^ http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/16/2457546/florida-panthers-kevin-dineen.html
  7. ^ "Game Boxscore – NY Islanders vs. Florida". National Hockey League. October 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020307
  9. ^ "Canucks trade Roberto Luongo back to Panthers". The Sports Network. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2008–2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. January 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. January 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ "IIHF World Championship Game Summary" (PDF). IIHF.com. May 18, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2006–2007, J20 SuperElit Top 8". SIHA. April 9, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2007–2008, J20 SuperElit Norra". SIHA. May 6, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2007–2008, Elitserien". SIHA. May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Jacob Markström". brynas.se. January 12, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Player Bio: Jacob Markström". thehockeynews.com. January 12, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2006–2007, J20 SM-Slutspel". SIHA. April 9, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2007–2008, Kvalserien till Elitserien". SIHA. May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Jacob Markström". brynas.se. January 12, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Player Bio: Jacob Markström". thehockeynews.com. January 12, 2010. 
  22. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 
  23. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2008–2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. January 11, 2010. 
  24. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. January 11, 2010. 
  25. ^ "IIHF World Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. May 23, 2010. 

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