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In his freshman year, Demko was exceptional for the Eagles. As the youngest player in NCAA hockey this season, the 18-year-old posted a 16-5-3 with a 2.24 goals against average, .919 save percentage and two shutouts.
“NHL teams love goaltenders that blend athleticism and impressive size, which is exactly what Demko has going for him,” Future Considerations’ scouting director Dan Stewart said. “He was dominant during his first season of NCAA action, taking over starting duties and impressing his coaches with his maturity and consistency.
“While he has some areas in his game to improve, the talent is there and we feel he has NHL starting goaltender upside at the next level.”
The 6-foot-4, 192-pound keeper also represented Team USA at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, though he didn’t dress for action.
Demko has been ranked as Future Considerations’ top goaltender all season and sits 22nd overall leading into the 2014 NHL Draft. He’s the only goaltender ranked inside the first round by Future Considerations and could become the first American-born goaltender to be drafted amongst the first 30 picks since the Dallas Stars selected Jack Campbell 11th overall in 2010.
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