Vancouver, B.C. - The National Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko has been selected to represent Team Pacific at the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend on February 4 and 5 in Las Vegas, NV. The announcement marks the first NHL All-Star selection of Demko's career.
Demko, 26, has played in 28 games this season, posting a record of 15-12-1 including one shutout along with a 2.64 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Among Pacific Division goaltenders, Demko ranks tied for first with Vegas' Robin Lehner in wins (15), while his 806 saves rank second League-wide.
The San Diego, CA native recorded his second career shutout on Dec. 6 vs LAK (4-0), marking the beginning of a career-high seven-game winning streak. Demko's dominant performance throughout the month of December earned him Third Star of the Month honours from the NHL, as he went 7-1-0 with a 1.72 goals-against average and .946 save percentage. He was also the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week ending December 12.
Demko becomes the seventh Canucks goaltender to be named to an All-Star Game roster. Previous Canucks goaltenders named to the All-Star Game include: Gary Smith (1975), Richard Brodeur (1983 - did not play), John Garrett (1983 - replaced Brodeur), Kirk McLean (1990 and 1992), Roberto Luongo (2007, 2008 - did not play, 2009), and Jacob Markstrom (2020 - replaced Marc-Andre Fleury).
The NHL also announced today that Canucks forward J.T. Miller has been selected as the team's candidate for the 2022 NHL All-Star "Last Men In" fan vote, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each divisional roster.
Voting for the Last Men In is open now at NHL.com/Vote and will close at 11:59pm ET on Monday, January 17, with the winners being announced on Tuesday, January 18.
The 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend begins Friday, February 4 at 4:30pm PT (SN, CBC) with the NHL All-Star Skills competition followed by the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, February 5 at 12:00pm PT (SN, CBC).