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Van acquires Matthias & Markstrom from Fla

Tuesday, 04.03.2014 / 12:24 PM / News
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Van acquires Matthias & Markstrom from Fla
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired goaltender Jacob Markstrom and centre Shawn Matthias from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Roberto Luongo and left wing Steven Anthony.

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired goaltender Jacob Markstrom and centre Shawn Matthias from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Roberto Luongo and left wing Steven Anthony.

Shawn Matthias

Matthias, 26, has collected 16 points (9-7-16) and 73 hits in 59 games with the Panthers this season. He has compiled 97 points (48-49-97) in 312 career games, all with the Panthers. The 6’4”, 216 pound centre was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings 47th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

A native of Mississauga, ON, Matthias has represented Team Canada on two occasions. He registered four points (3-1-4) in seven games en route to a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships after making his international debut at the 2006 U18 IIHF World Championships.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 Belleville Bulls-OHL 37 1 1 2 -14 15 1 0
2005-2006 Belleville Bulls-OHL 67 13 21 34 -9 42 2 1
2005-2006 Canada-WJ18-A 7 1 0 1 2
2006-2007 Belleville Bulls-OHL 64 38 35 73 11 61 12 2
2007-2008 Panthers 4 2 0 2 -2 2 1 0 0 5 40.0
2007-2008 Belleville Bulls-OHL 53 32 47 79 21 50 11 5
2007-2008 Canada-WJC-A 7 3 1 4 4
2008-2009 Panthers 16 0 2 2 -3 2 0 0 0 11 0.0
2008-2009 Rochester Americans-AHL 61 10 10 20 -34 16 2 1 2
2009-2010 Panthers 55 7 9 16 -3 10 0 0 2 67 10.4
2009-2010 Rochester Americans-AHL 27 6 7 13 4 12 1 1 0
2010-2011 Panthers 51 6 10 16 0 16 0 0 0 90 6.7
2011-2012 Panthers 79 10 14 24 -2 49 1 0 1 133 7.5
2012-2013 EHC Linz-Austria 4 1 2 3 0
2012-2013 Panthers 48 14 7 21 -8 16 2 1 1 106 13.2
2013-2014 Panthers 59 9 7 16 0 14 0 0 0 88 10.2
NHL Totals 312 48 49 97 -18 109 4 1 4 500 9.6
 

Jacob Markstrom

Markstrom, 24, has compiled a record of 1-6-3 with Florida this season. In 43 NHL games, all with the Panthers, the 6’6”, 196 pound goaltender has built a record of 11-25-5 with a 3.21 goals against average. The Gavle, SWE, native was originally selected by Florida 31st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to joining the Panthers, Markstrom played in the Swedish Elite League for Brynas where he led the league in save percentage (.927) and goals against average (2.01) in the 2009.10 season.

On the international stage, Markstrom most recently helped Sweden win gold at the 2013 World Championships, posting a 1.58 goals against average and .934 save percentage in five games played. Previously, he played for Sweden in the 2010 World Championships (bronze), 2010 World Junior Championships (bronze), 2009 World Junior Championships (silver) and 2008 U18 IIHF World Championships. In 2009, he was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament after finishing the tournament with a 1.61 goals against average and .943 save percentage.

Luongo, 34, leaves the Canucks as the all-time leader in shutouts (38), wins (252), most wins in a single season (47) and trailed only Kirk McLean in games played with 448 in a Canucks uniform. Off the ice, Luongo’s legacy includes his PSA work with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Lui’s Crease Club, an executive suite Luongo supported from 2008.09-2012.13 and provided at no-cost to children’s charities for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a hockey game.

Anthony, 22, has recorded 14 points (4-10-14) in 33 games with the St. Charles Chill of the CHL this season. The Halifax, NS, native was originally selected by Vancouver 187th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2006-2007 Brynas IF Gavle U18-Swe-U18 13 0 27 2.05
2006-2007 Brynas IF Gavle Jr.-Swe-Jr. 1 0 3 2.77
2007-2008 Brynas IF Gavle U18-Swe-U18 1 0 3 3.00
2007-2008 Brynas IF Gavle Jr.-Swe-Jr. 22 2 44 2.00
2007-2008 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 7 0 22 3.12
2007-2008 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden-Q 9 2 15 1.78
2007-2008 Sweden-WJ18-A 6 4 2 0 1 18 3.04 355
2008-2009 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 35 3 79 2.38 1,992
2008-2009 Sweden-WJC-A 5 4 1 0 1 8 1.61 298
2009-2010 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 43 5 85 2.01 2,542
2009-2010 Sweden-WJC-A 5 4 1 0 0 11 2.21 299
2009-2010 Sweden-WC-A 3 3 0 0 1 4 72 1.33 180
2010-2011 Panthers 1 0 1 - 0 0 2 14 .857 3.00 40
2010-2011 Rochester Americans-AHL 37 16 20 1 1 108 1,051 .907 2.98 2,174
2011-2012 Panthers 7 2 4 - 1 0 17 222 .923 2.66 383
2011-2012 San Antonio Rampage-AHL 32 17 12 1 1 71 979 .927 2.32 1,839
2012-2013 Panthers 23 8 14 - 1 0 68 685 .901 3.22 1,266
2012-2013 San Antonio Rampage-AHL 33 16 15 2 3 87 1,081 .920 2.65 1,972
2012-2013 Sweden-WC-A 3 2 1 0 0 5 76 1.58 190
2013-2014 Panthers 12 1 6 - 3 0 36 285 .874 3.52 614
NHL Totals 43 11 25 0 5 0 123 1,206 .898 3.21 2,303

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