MICHAEL GARTEIG

MICHAEL GARTEIG

Canucks call up former Vee Michael Garteig

Former Penticton Vees and Powell River Kings goalie Michael Garteig has been called up by the Vancouver Canucks.

Former Penticton Vees and Powell River Kings goalie Michael Garteig has been called up by the Vancouver Canucks today.

Canucks general manager Jim Benning made the announcement reported by NHL.com about Garteig, who is playing in the ECHL with the Alaska Aces.

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Garteig, 25, has appeared in six games with the Aces this season, posting a record of 5-1-0 along with a .916 save percentage and 2.52 goals-against average. In 2015-16, he completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA National Championship. In 43 games played last season, Garteig posted a record of 32-4-7, along with a career-best .924 save percentage and 1.91 goals against average.

The 6-1, 183-pound goaltender appeared in 124 NCAA games over four seasons for Quinnipiac University, compiling a record of 78-25-16, a 1.98 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. The Prince George native was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on April 29, 2016.