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Canucks sign goalie Demko to three-year contract

Vancouver's second-round pick in 2014 was Hobey Baker finalist

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Goalie Thatcher Demko signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

Demko, who played at Boston College for the past three seasons, was a 2016 Hobey Baker finalist, given to the top player in NCAA men's ice hockey, and was selected in the second round (No. 36) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He was 27-8-4 with a 1.88 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage, and led the nation with 10 shutouts this regular season. 

Demko was co-Player of the Year in Hockey East and was named the most outstanding player in the Northeast Regional in the NCAA tournament; Boston College lost to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., on April 7.

Demko, 20, who will forgo his senior season, had hip surgery last offseason.

"Way better than new," he told NHL.com in July 2015. "It should be fixed forever now. I had zero degrees of internal rotation last season and two weeks after the operation I was already at 20 degrees, so it was almost immediate."

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