Canucks sign standout goalie Thatcher Demko to 5-year contract extension

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a five-year extension.

Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini confirmed the signing on Twitter.

No financial terms have been released, though multiple reports indicated the deal was for $25 million US total.

Demko took over as the No. 1 goaltender for the Canucks this year after Jacob Markstrom went to the Calgary Flames in free agency.

The 25-year-old Demko is 12-12-1 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .917 save percentage this season.

Demko, a second-round pick (36th overall) by Vancouver in 2014, starred in relief of an injured Markstrom in last year’s second-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

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