San Diego native Demko selected one of NHL’s ‘First Stars’ after solid week in crease for Vancouver
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko has been named one of the NHL’s “First Stars” for the week ending Jan. 31.
Demko stopped 100 of the 103 shots he faced, going 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .971 save percentage to guide the Canucks (6-5-0, 12 points) to a 4-0-0 week.
He helped Vancouver sweep its three-game series against the Ottawa Senators, making 35 saves in a 7-1 win Jan. 25 and 42 stops in a 5-1 victory Jan. 27 – his fifth career 40-save performance during the regular season. Demko finished the week with 23 saves in a 4-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets Jan. 30.
The 25-year-old San Diego native has appeared in 43 career regular-season games, compiling a 21-16-3 record to go along with a 3.05 goals-against average and .907 save percentage. This season, he is 3-3-0, with a 3.21 GAA and a .914 save percentage for the Canucks.
During his youth career, Demko played for the San Diego Ice Cubes, San Diego Rangers, SDIA Attack, San Diego Jr. Gulls, and Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
(Feb. 2, 2021)