Alaska Aces Sign Rookie Michael Markovic


Late on Wednesday night the Alaska Aces signed rookie forward and free agent Michael Markovic. He made his debut with the Aces on Wednesday night against the Colorado Eagles.

He finished Wednesday’s game without a point or shot.

He comes to the Aces after spending five years with the University of Toronto (CiS) where he played 139 games, scoring 56 goals and 54 assists. He captained the team in his final year when he led the team with 32 points, 15 goals and 17 assists in 28 games.

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The Aces were also assigned 22-year-old rookie goaltender Niklas Lundstrom who was a fifth round pick in the 2011 draft for the St. Louis Blues. Lundstrom comes to Alaska from the Chicago Wolves where he saw 13:42 of ice time, stopping all six shots he faced.

For the Aces this season, Lundstrom has played 27 games, posting a .888 Sv% and a 3.21 GAA. Of the five goaltenders who have suited up for Alaska this season, he’s played the most games this season.

Lundstrom was also one of two Aces selected selected to be ECHL Fantasy Team Representatives. He and Olivier Archambault, who is currently up with the Iowa Wild and playing very well, were picked to participate in the 2014-15 ECHL Fantasy Team. Lundstrom will wear a “specially-designed ‘Golden Goalie’ jersey” in Friday’s game against the Colorado Eagles.