Demko leaves Boston College after junior year to sign with Canucks

Boston College’s Thatcher Demko led the country with 10 shutouts (photo: Melissa Wade).

Mike Richter Award winner and Hobey Baker Award finalist Thatcher Demko has signed with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks after his junior season.

He’s the fifth Boston College player this offseason to sign a pro deal with college eligibility remaining.

Demko, who led the country with 10 shutouts in his third season at BC, was fifth nationally with a .935 save percentage and seventh with a 1.88 GAA.

He helped the Eagles to the Frozen Four this season, when he was the Hockey East co-player of the year and the winner of the Richter Award as the top goaltender in Division I men’s hockey.

Demko was a second-round pick by the Canucks in the 2014 NHL Draft.