Unable to succeed in an settlement to remain the starter in Vancouver, goaltender Jacob Markstrom shortly made a take care of the Calgary Flames for six years and $36 million, the crew introduced Friday.
After serving primarily as a backup for many of his profession, Markstrom has developed into a high quality front-line netminder since he turned 28 three seasons in the past.
Final season, he went 23-16 with a 2.75 goals-against common and .918 save share for a stunning Canucks crew. Vancouver beat Minnesota 3-1 within the qualifying spherical and upset defending Stanley Cup-champion St. Louis 4-2 within the first spherical earlier than dropping to Vegas in seven video games within the West semifinals.
Markstrom had a 2.85 GAA and .919 save share in 14 playoff video games. He’s coming off a three-year, $11 million contract. He was injured in opposition to the Golden Knights; backup Thatcher Demko took over for the Canucks and went 2-1.
The Canucks moved on by signing former Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to a two-year, $8.6 million deal. Holtby and Demko will seemingly share time in internet for a younger Canucks crew that completed 36-27-6 final season and in third place within the Pacific Division.