Demko Arrives In Florida To Backup Markstrom Tonight, Hansen Expected Back Against Capitals

Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

December 10, 2016

Thatcher Demko has been recalled by the Canucks to backup Jacob Markstrom tonight against the Florida Panthers after Ryan Miller suffered a lower body injury Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning with less than seven minutes left in the game.

It is Demko’s first call up to the National Hockey League after playing 14 games with the Comets this season.

The highly touted Demko had a tough start to the season. But, Demko has been stellar for the Comets after fellow goaltender Richard Bachman went down with a lower-body injury on Nov. 19.

In his last nine starts, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Demko has a 7-2 record.

He totaled 24 saves in Friday’s 4-3 loss against Binghamton, which was the first time in seven appearances he allowed more than two goals.

In 14 games, he has a 7-5-1 record, a 2.59 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.


Demko joins Andrey Pedan, Jayson Megna, Michael Chaput, Troy Stecher, Joseph Labate, Alex Grenier, and Michael Garteig, who have all been called up to the NHL club this season.

Jannik Hansen Excited On Impending Return To Lineup

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 21: of the Nashville Predators skates against the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on February 21, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Jannik Hansen

Jannik Hansen expects to be in Vancouver lineup tomorrow night against the Washington Capitals.


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