New Jersey Devils agree to acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames, AP source says

Wed, Jun 19, 2024
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New Jersey Devils agree to acquire goalie Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames, AP source says

The New Jersey Devils have agreed to acquire goaltender Jacob Markstrom in a trade with the Calgary Flames, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade had not been announced. It was not immediately clear what the Devils were giving up.

The Devils have been looking for a goalie and targeting Markstrom for quite some time. The 34-year-old Swede will be part of a tandem with fellow veteran Jake Allen next season.

General manager Tom Fitzgerald got Allen at the trade deadline in March. New Jersey missed the playoffs this season after having a team save percentage of .896 that was in the bottom five in the NHL.

Markstrom is signed for two more seasons at a salary cap hit of $6 million.

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AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan contributed to this report.

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