Canucks Sign Top Prospect Demko
Vancouver have announced the signing of top prospect Thatcher Demko to a three-year, entry level contract.
Selected in the second round (36th overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Canucks, Demko has just completed his third season with the Boston College Eagles, back stopping the university to the Hockey East regular season championship and a place at the NCAA Frozen Four.
The 20-year-old led all NCAA goaltenders in shut outs this season (10), the second highest single-season total in NCAA history and a new Boston College record.
The San Diego, California native posted a 27-8-4 record with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in 39 games for the Eagles this season. He was awarded the 2016 Mike Richter Award as the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey and was also a finalist for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award.
In three seasons at Boston College, Demko posted a 62-26-10 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.
He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Under 18 World Junior Championships with Team USA, and was recently added to the national team roster for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.
Demko was ranked as the 12th-best affiliated prospect goaltender in our pre-season report, and will surely climb on next year’s list after the season he had.
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 20, 2016