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Canucks goaltender officially departs from the organization


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Felip Gosselin
July 6, 2024  (7:30 PM)
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Zach Sawchenko
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During the 2023-2024 campaign and the ensuing playoffs, the Canucks had nothing less than four different goaltenders called up to the big league.

The fifth goaltender on the pipeline was Zach Sawchenko, behind the likes of Thatcher Demko, Casey DeSmith, Arturs Silovs and Nikita Tolopilo; the 26-year-old barely saw any action under the Canucks' colours. He ended up starting six regular season games and led the Abbotsford Canucks through just as many post-season games. When Demko and DeSmith got injured, both Silovs and Tolopilo were called up, and the baby Canucks relied upon Sawchenko to stop the pucks.
Upset by the lack of opportunity he was presented with in Vancouver, Sawchenko chose to test the free agency market and announced today that he had found a new home within the Columbus Blue Jackets:
Former Abbotsford goalie Zach Sawchenko, who had a great playoff, has signed a one-year deal in Columbus.

By the looks of it, had he chosen to return with the Canucks, his situation wouldn't have changed after Allvin announced a contract for Jiri Patera. As of right now, the Canucks have four netminders under NHL contracts, Thatcher Demko, Arturs Silovs, Nikita Tolopilo and Jiri Patera. Will Allvin snatch an experienced netminder to slot in as the fifth goaltender in the pipeline? Or will Jonathan Lemieux, who currently has a two-way deal between Abbotsford and Kalamazoo, sit as the third in Abbotsford?
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