Demko named Hockey East Co-Player of the Year, Hobey finalist

 

Boston College junior goaltender Thatcher Demko, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, was tabbed the 2015-16 Hockey East Co-Player of the Year.

Demko's 10 shutouts are the second most in college hockey history for a season, tying David McKee (Cornell University - 2005) and Ryan Miller (Michigan State University - 2001).

The San Diego native is two shutouts away from matching Greg Gardner's (Niagara University) record of 12 set in 2000 for the all-time mark in a college hockey season.

Earlier this week, Demko was named amongst the top 10 finalists for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award and the Mike Richter Award, which honors college hockey’s most outstanding goaltender.

The second-round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks is currently tied for the nation's lead (with fellow Hobey candidate Alex Lyon of Yale University) with a .938 save percentage.

Demko is also third in all of college hockey with a 1.78 goals-against average and fourth in winning percentage (.771) with a 25-6-4 mark.

In Hockey East conference play, Demko's five shutouts are tied for second most in a single season with the University of New Hampshire’s Casey DeSmith (2012-13) and Boston University’s John Curry (2006-07).

His .938 save percentage in league play is tied for seventh best in a single season with Merrimack College's Rasmus Tirronen (2014-15), Northeastern University’s Clay Witt (2013-14) and none other than his current goaltending coach at BC, Mike Ayers (New Hampshire).