Jacob Markstrom signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Friday. It has an average annual value of $6 million.
“What a day,” Markstrom said. “It’s always been one of the teams I’ve always been interested in. … For them to be interested and then to be able to having a long-term commitment, it’s been a flattering and crazy day and I’m super happy to sign in Calgary. It’s a great feeling.”
The 30-year-old goalie was an unrestricted free agent after going 23-16-4 with a 2.75 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and two shutouts in 43 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. He was selected to play in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game but was unable to because of a knee injury.
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Markstrom was 8-6 with a 2.85 GAA, .919 save percentage and one shutout in 14 postseason games. He’s played 60 games in consecutive seasons with the Canucks and was 99-93-27 with a 2.73 GAA and .913 save percentage in 229 games (218 starts) after he was traded to Vancouver by the Florida Panthers for goalie Roberto Luongo on March 4, 2014.
Selected by Florida in the second round (No. 31) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Markstrom is 110-118-32 with a 2.80 GAA, .911 save percentage and five shutouts in 272 regular-season games (256 starts) with the Canucks and Panthers.