SAN ANTONIO (February 20, 2013) – Florida Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Jacob Markstrom from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). In conjunction, the Rampage have recalled from loan goaltender Brian Foster from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Markstrom, 23, owns a 16-15-2 record with three shutouts in 33 starts with the Rampage this season and a 2.65 goals against average and a 0.920 save percentage. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound goaltender has surrendered two or fewer goals in 11 of his last 16 starts and has posted an 8-4-0 record in his last 12 starts. Markstrom is currently fourth in the league in saves (994) and owns a 10-5-2 record in games where he makes at least 30 stops. The second-round draft pick (31st overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Panthers, has played in a combined eight NHL games for Florida in the last two seasons (2010-12). The Galve, Sweden native spent the majority of last season in San Antonio, where he had a 17-12-1 record and a 2.23 goals-against average in 32 appearances.
Foster, 26, has appeared in 31 games for the Cyclones and owns an 18-7-4 record. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound goaltender also sports a 0.908 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average. Foster was announced as the runner up for the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week Award on Monday after posting a perfect 3-0-0 record in three starts with a 1.34 goals-against average. In addition, Foster became the 11th goalie in league history to score a goal on Feb. 15 when he was credited with a goal against the Trenton Titans. Foster, who was drafted by the Panthers in the 5th round (161 overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, played in 12 games for the Rampage last season, posting a 4-6-0 record.
The Silver & Black will kick off the final leg of the Rodeo Road Trip with a return to Peoria on Friday, Feb. 22. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. from Carver Arena.
The Silver and Black will return to AT&T Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. to host their annual Military Appreciation Night. Individual and season tickets can be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office, by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com