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Thatcher Demko Scouting Report

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Created: Sep. 30, 2023
Updated: Oct. 4, 2023
Talent Type: Professional
Position scouted: Goaltender
Age when scouted: 27
Projection: #1B
Trending: Under NHL Contract
Birthday: Dec. 8, 1995
Height: 6' 3 | 193 cm
Weight: 192 lbs | 87 kg
Drafted: 36 overall, 2014 round 2 (Logo of the Vancouver Canucks VAN)
Contract: $25,000,000 over 5 years (Cap hit: $5,000,000)
Battled injury in (22/23) - played only 32 games - posting 3.16 GAA and .901 save %
The previous season he played 64 games and posted 2.72 GAA and .915%
Big body - competes - has the ability to steal a game - tasked with having to make more 'Grade A' stops than other starters in the league due to the, at times, poor defending group in front of him (especially on the penalty kill) - Having said that, his job is to stop the puck -
Butterfly/Hybrid style - sits tall when down - moves well laterally and has length to make desperate stops - good gloves - plays the puck well - rebound control has room for more consistency - Has #1A upside but his GAA has to improve by 0.5 and save % has to eclipse .920 to move into that category
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SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAASv%
2022-23Vancouver CanucksNHL323.160.901
2021-22Vancouver CanucksNHL642.720.915
  • Blocker: 79
  • Compete/Consistency: 82
  • Glove: 85
  • High Net Coverage: 85
  • Lateral Quickness: 84
  • Low Net Coverage: 83
  • Positioning: 80
  • Puck Play: 85
  • Rebound Control: 78
  • Stops in Traffic: 84
Weighting
  • 20%: Compete/Consistency
  • 10%: Blocker, Glove, High Net Coverage, Lateral Quickness, Low Net Coverage, Positioning, Stops in Traffic,
  • 8%: Rebound Control
  • 2%: Puck Play