The news just keeps getting better and better for Canucks goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko.
The 20-year-old phenom has been lighting it up for Boston College this season, posting some eye-popping numbers.
He has a record of 19-4-3, a goals against average of 1.64, and a save percentage of .940. Those are the kinds of numbers that should get you excited if you’re a Canucks fan.
In a season full of accomplishments, he added another on Monday.
#Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko records his 9th shutout of the season, passing Corey Schneider for the Boston College single season record
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) February 9, 2016
Demko led his team to win the prestigious Beanpot tournament, beating Boston University 1-0 in overtime in front of 15,702 people at the TD Garden in Boston.
Demko’s 30-save shutout was his 9th of the season, breaking Cory Schneider’s school record. Demko still has time to add to the record, as Boston College still has 6 games remaining on their schedule.
The Canucks’ second round pick in 2014, Demko’s numbers have improved since his draft year. He posted a .919 SV% in his draft year, .925 SV% the year after, and .940 this season. As a point of reference, Cory Schneider posted save percentages of .916 and .930 in the first two years after he was drafted.
Canucks management should be holding out hope that they have another Cory Schneider in the making.
It remains to be seen when Demko will turn pro, as he could decide to leave college early and join the Canucks organization next season, likely in Utica. In any case, he is a prospect worth keeping tabs on.