I think it’s a well known fact that Vancouver and Florida are fantastic trading partners. They received Jacob Markstrom in a trade that involved long time goalie, Roberto Luongo. In fact, current teammate Erik Gudbranson also arrived into the Vancouver organization through the trade of NHL prospect, Jared McCaan.
If I recall, Jacob was actually touted (back in the day) as a high end goaltending prospect after being drafted 31st overall in the 2008 draft. Standing at 6’6, he has the size to be a great goalie and now works with Anders Nilsson as the goaltending tandem in Vancouver. He has actually done a good job as the starter on a team with the team in a rebuild phase as of late. For the Canucks, it appears as if the tide is turning with new talent being injected into the lineup each year.
I’d expect Jacob to be backstopping the Canucks at least until Thatcher Demko or Michael DiPietro come into the mix to challenge for top spot.
Gettin’ the auto
This was a great autograph from a slew of anders nilssonplayers that have come in via the Vancouver Canucks. I’ve actually gotten Jacob’s autograph, way back when, he was actually with the Panthers organization. His jersey has changed but definitely not his signature. He signed this card for me in about 253 days. This actually came the same time as Sven Baertschi’s cards.
A video review of Jacob Markstrom
Nice sit down with Kelly and Scott during After Hours.