Report: Canucks' Markstrom requested trade after signing of Ryan Miller

by Jul 6, 5:12 PM

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom requested a trade in light of the signing of Ryan Miller to a 3-year, $18-million contract, according to Jason Botchford of The Province.

The 24-year-old, who was drafted 31st overall by Florida in 2008, appeared in only four games for the Canucks after being acquired from the Panthers in the Roberto Luongo deal, posting a .868 save percentage in limited action.

Botchford reports the team has received interest from at least three teams, and general manager Jim Benning stated the Canucks are working towards finding a suitable deal, but with no guarantees. 

"That situation could work itself out over the summer,” Benning said. “The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for Jacob. But if that doesn’t happen, Jacob comes to camp. He has a good attitude. He understands the situation."

Markstrom - once thought to be a good bet to become a starter in the NHL - boasts a career record of 12-27-5 with a .896 save percentage In 47 career appearances. His current contract runs through 2014-15 with a cap hit of $1.2-million.

Jul 7, 4:48 PM

Canucks GM Benning: Markstrom has not asked for trade, expected to be at camp

by Jul 7, 4:48 PM

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Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed reports that goaltender Jacob Markstrom requested a trade in light of the signing of Ryan Miller, debunking that notion.

Benning previously stated the team was "exploring" a trade for Markstrom, but perhaps the market simply wasn't there for a $1.2 million goalie with a career .896 save percentage.

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