Canucks G Thatcher Demko Denies Trade Request: 'No Idea Where That Started'


Feb 15, 2023

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko says he has no desire to leave the organization, despite rumors swirling he could be dealt before the March 3 trade deadline.

Addressing the media Tuesday, Demko admitted he is “a little frustrated” by some of the reports and was adamant he had not requested a trade.

“I’m on the sidelines, and I see that stuff popping up, but it’s not true. I’ll say that point blank,” said Demko. “I’ve seen a few things floating around, but I’ve never said that. Not even to my wife or anyone close to my circle. I have no idea where that started.”

The 27-year-old has been sidelined since December 1 with a lower-body injury and is in the second year of a five-year, $25 million contract. Demko struggled before his injury, posting a 3-10-2 record with a 3.93 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage.

The Canucks are in action Wednesday against the New York Rangers, where Vancouver is currently +168 on the moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook.

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