Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Michael Garteig to a one-year entry-level contract.
Garteig, 24, recently completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA National Championship. In 43 games played this season, Garteig posted a record of 32-4-7, along with a career-best .924 save percentage and 1.91 goals against average. His 43 games played and 32 wins led the NCAA while his eight shutouts and .826 win percentage ranked him second in the nation. The 6-1, 190-pound goaltender has appeared in 124 NCAA games over four seasons for Quinnipiac University, where he has compiled a record of 78-25-16, a 1.98 goals against average, and a .917 save percentage.
Prior to his collegiate career, the Prince George, British Columbia, native spent parts of four seasons in the BCHL, split between the Penticton Vees and Powell River Kings. He earned back-to-back BCHL Top Goaltender Awards in 2011 with Powell River and in 2012 with Penticton en route to an RBC Cup National Junior A Championship.