Jacob Markstrom has been traded!

Jacob Markstrom has been traded!


Chris Gosselin

The Calgary Flames have reportedly traded goalie Jacob Markstrom. He is being moved to the New Jersey Devils. In return the Flames receive 23-year-old defenseman Kevin Bahl and the Devils' first round pick in 2025, according to Darren Dreger. The first round pick is top-10 protected. 

The Flames have retained 31.25% on his remaining contract which has two more years to facilitate the transaction.

Markstrom is currently in the final two years of a six year contract that carries an average annual value and cap hit of $6 million per season, and he is still owed $12,000,000 in salary. In that deal, the netminder holds a no-trade clause, which means he had to agree to be moved to Jersey.

There were talks that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators were interested in acquiring the goalie, though the Devils had been in the mix for months.

Flames general manager Craig Conroy had just recently stated that Markstrom had not asked for a trade, and even expressed some exasperation with the ongoing trade rumours.

“He’s never come and said he wants out,” Conroy had told Sportsnet’s Eric Francis . “That’s never been mentioned. He’s never said that.”

But on Wednesday, it looks like a deal was struck and Markstrom is indeed on his way of Alberta.

In 48 games this season in Calgary, Markstrom posted a .905 save percentage as the Flames missed the playoffs.

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