|Date of Birth||12/8/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 192 lbs|
|From||San Diego, CA|
|Drafted||2014 - Rd 2|
Demko made 23 saves in a 1-0 loss to New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
Demko has really impressed while Jacob Markstrom was out. He's 2-1 with a 1.64 GAA and .943 save percentage, and certainly deserves more playing time even when Markstrom takes the primary reins Sunday.
Demko will start Saturday's game in New Jersey.
Jacob Markstrom has returned from his leave of absence, but Demko gets the call in net once again after winning both games while Markstrom was away. Demko is considered Vancouver's goalie of the future, and the 23-year-old is making a case for a greater workload with a 1.92 GAA and .938 save percentage.
Demko saved 34 of 37 shots during Vancouver's 4-3 shootout win over St. Louis on Thursday.
Demko conceded three goals in the first two periods, including two in less than one minute, but didn't allow a single goal in the shootout. Through two starts this season, Demko has two wins and has posted a .938 save percentage. Despite his solid contributions, he'll likely return to the bench for Saturday's game against New Jersey.
Demko will slide between the pipes Thursday against the Blues in St. Louis, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Demko delivered a strong outing in his first look between the pipes, setting aside 26 of the 27 shots he faced Tuesday against the Red Wings. The outing earned him another start Thursday versus the Blues in the first of a four-game road trip. St. Louis has gotten off to a slow start, owning a 3-3-0 record through six games, which should work in Demko's favor.
Demko turned aside 26 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Red Wings.
With starter Jacob Markstrom away from the team on a personal matter, Demko drew in for the first time this season and was perfect outside of a Dylan Larkin goal 30 seconds in. Demko has been Vancouver's goalie-in-waiting since being drafted 36th overall by the Canucks in 2014 and he'll be the de facto No. 1 as long as Markstrom is away. Demko made nine appearances (eight starts) last season and went 4-3-1 with a 2.81 GAA and .913 save percentage.