Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko
23-Year-Old GoalieG
Vancouver Canucks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Demko will, barring a crazy turn of events, begin the 2019-20 season as Jakob Markstrom's backup in Vancouver. The young netminder made nine appearances last season and finished the year with a 4-3-1 record, along with a 2.81 GAA and .913 save percentage. Injuries slowed Demko's progress a year ago, but the 23-year-old is expected to play 25-30 games in 2019-20. He profiles as a solid reserve goalie in fantasy, but an injury to Markstrom could quickly raise Demko's fantasy value and ceiling. Keep close tabs on him, and if you're looking for solid netminding value in the later rounds, Demko isn't a bad option (especially in dynasty formats). Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.10 million contract extension with the Canucks in April of 2019.
Taking on Oilers
GVancouver Canucks
September 17, 2019
Demko will start between the pipes in Tuesday's home preseason matchup with the Oilers, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Demko played pretty well in limited action last season, posting a 4-3-1 record while registering a 2.81 GAA and .913 save percentage in nine appearances. The 23-year-old will step in as Jacob Markstrom's full-time backup for the 2019-20 campaign, and could take over as the Canucks' starter as soon as 2020-21, when Markstrom is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In his second pro season, Demko improved his GAA from 2.68 to 2.44. Additionally, his save percentage spiked from .907 to .922 and he was named to the AHL All-Star Game. He's been AHL Utica's starter since leaving Boston College, and the Canucks will continue to groom Demko as their goalie of the future. They'll try to accomplish that by keeping him in the AHL for the 2018-19 season -- where Richard Bachman will back him up -- while Jacob Markstrom and Anders Nilsson handle duties for the big club. Demko is one more year away from the NHL and he's not expected to play a big role for the Canucks this season.
Demko is yet another big (6-foot-4), athletic hybrid/butterfly twinetender with great lateral coverage. He’s strong and aggressive, and loves to challenge shooters. He doesn’t handle the puck very well and he doesn’t always catch the puck clean. But his overall game is very, very good -- his positioning is strong, his focus is sharp and his feet are really quick. Star? Maybe, maybe not. But he's definitely an above-average starter for a solid period of time. He’ll continue to play at Boston College in 2014-15.
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Settles on two-year extension
GVancouver Canucks
April 24, 2019
Demko signed a two-year contract extension with the Canucks on Wednesday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. The deal is worth $1.05 million annually.
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Playing in World Championship
GVancouver Canucks
April 18, 2019
Demko will represent Team USA in the World Championship.
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Another strong individual outing
GVancouver Canucks
April 6, 2019
Demko made 34 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
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Starting in St. Louis
GVancouver Canucks
April 6, 2019
Demko will start Saturday's road game against the Blues.
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Knocks off Sharks
GVancouver Canucks
April 2, 2019
Demko stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 4-2 win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
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