Jacob Markström

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Jacob Markström
Jacob Markstrom Utica Comets.jpg
Markström playing for the Utica Comets
Born (1990-01-31) 31 January 1990 (age 27)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2008
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2008–present

Jacob Anders Markström (born 31 January 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Markström signed a two-year contract with the Brynäs IF senior team on 12 May 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 1 June 2010, it was announced that the Panthers and Markström had agreed to terms on an entry-level contract.[4]

On 23 January 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 22 October, 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 2 March[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 4 March 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 3 March 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 19 March 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 22 March 2015, when the Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3–1.

On 29 June 2015, Markström was re-signed to a two-year one-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks.[10]

On 7 July 2016, Markström signed a three-year contract extension with the Canucks.[11]

International play[edit]

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Markström playing for Sweden in 2009
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Germany
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Ottawa
Bronze medal – third place 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.[12] 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 tournament.[13]

In his first major tournament at a senior level, the 2010 World Championships, Markström played three games and recorded a shutout against Switzerland.[14]

Markström was named to Team Sweden for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Named the backup goalie, Markström played Sweden's opening game of the tournament after starter Henrik Lundqvist missed it due to an illness. In his lone game of the tournament, Markströn helped Team Sweden defeat Team Russia 2–1.[15] Sweden would end up losing in the semi-finals to Team Europe.

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

References:[16][17][18] [19] [20]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Brynäs IF J20 1 65 3 0 2.77 1 25 4 0 9.76
2007–08 Brynäs IF J20 22 1320 44 2 2.00
2007–08 Brynäs IF SEL 7 423 22 0 3.12 .888
2008–09 Brynäs IF SHL 35 1992 79 3 2.38 .917 1 59 2 0 2.02 .923
2009–10 Brynäs IF SHL 43 2542 85 5 2.01 .927 4 224 12 0 3.21 .903
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 8 4 4 546 26 0 2.85 .907
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
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 32 22 7 2 1880 59 5 1.88 .934 23 12 11 1450 51 2 2.11 .925
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 1 1 0 78 4 0 3.08 .879
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 33 13 14 4 1848 84 0 2.73 .915
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 2 1 0 1 125 5 0 2.40 .909
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 10 11 3 1417 62 0 2.63 .910
NHL totals 109 36 53 12 5845 283 0 2.91 .906
SHL totals 85 4,957 186 8 2.51 .912 5 283 14 0 2.62 .916

International[edit]

References:[21] [22] [23] [24]

Year Team Event 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, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0 298 8 1 1.61 .943
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 4 1 0 298 11 0 2.21 .927
2010 Sweden WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 3 0 0 180 4 1 1.33 .944
2013 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 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. 12 May 2008. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/309774-the-top-10-players-not-playing-in-the-nhl
  3. ^ "2009–10 Goalie Leaders". Elitserien. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Panthers Sign Jacob Markstrom". panthers.nhl.com. 1 June 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[dead link]
  7. ^ "Game Boxscore – NY Islanders vs. Florida". National Hockey League. 22 October 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020307
  9. ^ "Canucks trade Roberto Luongo back to Panthers". The Sports Network. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Canucks re-sign Jacob Markstrom". Vancouver Canucks. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29. 
  11. ^ "Canucks sign Markstrom to three-year extension". Canucks Media. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2008–2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. 11 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. 11 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "IIHF World Championship Game Summary" (PDF). IIHF.com. 18 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "Jacob Markstrom stops 27 as Team Sweden downs Team Russia". sportsnet.ca. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2006–2007, J20 SuperElit Top 8". SIHA. 9 April 2007. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  17. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2007–2008, J20 SuperElit Norra". SIHA. 6 May 2008. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  18. ^ "Swehockey.se PDF Reports 2007–2008, Elitserien". SIHA. 8 May 2008. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  19. ^ "Jacob Markström". brynas.se. 12 January 2010. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Player Bio: Jacob Markström". thehockeynews.com. 12 January 2010. 
  21. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM" (PDF). IIHF. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 
  22. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2008–2009" (PDF). IIHF.com. 11 January 2010. 
  23. ^ "IIHF WJC Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. 11 January 2010. 
  24. ^ "IIHF World Championship Sweden PLAYER STATISTICS BY TEAM 2009–2010" (PDF). IIHF.com. 23 May 2010. 

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