Canucks Reassign Garteig to Comets
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Nov 22, 2016
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Michael Garteig from the ECHL Alaska Aces.
Garteig, 25, has appeared in eight games with the Aces this season, posting a record of 7-1-0 along with a .926 save percentage and 2.39 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. Prior to his collegiate career, the Prince George, British Columbia, native spent parts of four seasons in the BCHL, split between the Penticton Vees and Powell River Kings.
Garteig was signed by Vancouver as a free agent on April 29, 2016.