Calgary Flames Sign Jacob Markstrom to a Huge Contract

The Calgary Flames have announced they have signed goaltender, Jacob Markstrom to a six-year contract, worth $36 million dollars.

Markstrom received offers from several clubs who had interest in the ex-Vancouver Canuck, after he posted some stellar numbers for the Canucks and was in the running for the Vezina. 

The Flames outbid the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes to land Markstrom, and now moves on from Cam Talbot, who signed earlier in the day with the Minnesota Wild.

Markstrom provides some stability in the Flames net, which they haven't had in quite some time. With David Rittich signed for one more year, the Flames all of a sudden have one of the best duos in the league who are capable of keeping pucks out of the net.

Look for the Flames to turn their focus onto their defense core now, as the team is trying to bring back TJ Brodie, and is expected to lose Travis Hamonic. The Flames currently have only four defenseman under contract for next season, so there's lots of work to do.

Their work in goal is complete. 

Photo credit: Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire


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