Grading each Calgary Flames player for the 2023-24 season

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Jacob Markstrom
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Jacob Markstrom (#25): B+

48GP, 23-23-2, 2 shutouts, .905 save percentage, 2.78 GAA.

Jacob Markstrom was stellar through the first half of the season, even being put in the Vezina Trophy conversation among the games best net-minders. Unfortunately, trade rumours to the back end of the year stifled his confidence, and with the emergence of Dustin Wolf, he struggled down the stretch.

Dan Vladar
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Dan Vladar (#80): C

20GP, 8-9-2, .882 save percentage, 3.62 GAA.

Dan Vladar didn't play as much as Flames fans expected, as he routinely served as Jacob Markstrom’s backup through his incredible run early in the year. When he did take the ice, he was unlucky in many games, but showed the talent of a solid backup before ultimately ending his season when he needed hip surgery.

Dustin Wolf
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Dustin Wolf (#32): A

17GP, 7-7-1, .893 save percentage, 3.16 GAA.

Dustin Wolf was called up several times throughout the Flames season, before ultimately settling in as their primary starter down the stretch. The number may not reflect this, but he played well in his final few starts, posting a save percentage over .900 in five of his last seven starts. At 23-years of age, Wolf is still years away from the time most goaltenders will find their maturity and best hockey, and with the Flames potentially moving on from Jacob Markstrom, he’s set to be the future of this team in net.