VANCOUVER - Goaltender Michael Garteig signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.
The 24-year-old Garteig, recently completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA national championship.
He had a 32-4-7 record with a .924 save percentage and a 1.91 goals-against average in 43 games this season. His 43 games played and 32 wins led the NCAA while his eight shutouts and .826 win percentage ranked him second in American collegiate play.
The six-foot-one, 190-pound goaltender has appeared in 124 NCAA games over four seasons for Quinnipiac University, where he has compiled a record of 78-25-16, a 1.98 GAA, and a .917 save percentage.
Prior to his collegiate career, the Prince George, B.C., native spent parts of four seasons in the BCHL, split between the Penticton Vees and Powell River Kings. He earned back-to-back BCHL top goaltender awards in 2011 with Powell River and in 2012 with Penticton en route to an RBC Cup national junior A championship.