Former Jr. King Demko signs with Canucks


Thatcher Demko, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks - the team that selected him in the second round (36th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The 20-year-old goaltender recently completed his junior season at Boston College, helping lead the Eagles to the Hockey East regular-season championship and a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four.

Demko, from San Diego, posted a 27-8-4 record along with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in 39 games this season. His 10 shutouts on the year set a new Boston College school record and ranks as the second most in college hockey history for a single season.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder was awarded the 2016 Mike Richter Award as the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award.

In his three seasons at Boston College, Demko posted a 62-26-10 record to go along with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage.