So, the storm has been raging for a while now. The latest Environment Canada weather map shows it's at 984 hPa.
According to this tweet by PhD climatologist Brian Brettschneider a IABP buoy from the University of Washington measured a lowest central pressure of 966.5 hPa, which is somewhat lower than the 968 hPa reported by Environment Canada (see previous update):
This animation of Uni Bremen sea ice concentration maps for the past 4 days shows how the ice has started to follow the winds. Also notice how far open water is reaching into the ice pack now, almost getting past 85N:
The impact on the extent and area graphs isn't as outspoken as in 2012, because there was a lot of weak, preconditioned ice back then that was poised to go poof. But make no mistake, the current exceptional weather is keeping 2016 in the race for that top 3 position when the minimum is reached next month.
Cryosphere Today sea ice area as calculated by the inimitable Wipneus has 2016 in second place now: