Florida Panthers executive vice president and general manager Dale Tallon announced today that goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been recalled from San Antonio of the AHL.
Markstrom, 22, appeared in seven games with Florida this season going 2-4-1 with a .923 save percentage and a 2.66 GAA. He made his first career NHL start on Oct. 18 at Washington, stopping 29-of-31 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Capitals. He earned his first career NHL win on Oct. 22 vs. the New York Islanders, turning away 18 shots in a third-period relief appearance. Markstrom stopped 40-of-41 shots to earn his first complete game win on Oct. 24 at Montreal.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound netminder has earned both wins for San Antonio as the Rampage lead their AHL playoff series against the Chicago Wolves, 2-0. Markstrom played in 32 games with San Antonio during the regular season, going 17-12-1 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.32 GAA.
The Gavle, Sweden native was drafted by Florida in the second round (31st overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.