LATEST | Canucks' Thatcher Demko leading the NHL in an interesting category

Published November 4, 2023 at 12:50

The Vancouver Canucks have gotten off to a fantastic start to the 2023-24 season thanks to players like Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser, but Thatcher Demko is another name to keep in mind.

In seven games so far this season, Demko has a record of 5-2-0 with a 1.79 goals against average, a .940 save percentage and one shutout.

Recently, the National Hockey League released their own official website solely regarding advanced statistics and there's one pretty impressive category that Thatcher Demko is leading in.

According to NHL Edge, Demko is leading the entire league with a .967 save percentage in high-danger locations, .040 higher than the second place goaltender, Jeremy Swayman of the Boston Bruins, who's at .927.

"Best SV% in "high-danger" locations according to the NHL Edge statistics:

Thatcher Demko - 0.967 😲
Jeremy Swayman - 0.927
Jonas Johansson - 0.893
Jake Oettinger - 0.870
Ville Husso - 0.862
Jacob Markstrom - 0.860
Joseph Woll - 0.849
Linus Ullmark - 0.848
Alexandar Georgiev - 0.847
Karel Vejmelka - 0.844"

It's quite impressive to see what Thatcher Demko is doing and while he might be getting overshadowed by the starts Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes are having, it's nice to see him putting up these types of numbers.

Demko and the Canucks will be back in action tonight at Rogers Arena as they host the Dallas Stars on Hockey Night in Canada. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and can be viewed across the country on Sportsnet and CBC.
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LATEST | Canucks' Thatcher Demko leading the NHL in an interesting category

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