Michael Garteig

Hometown:

Prince George British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-11-05

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2010

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2016

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Michael Garteig appeared in one BCHL game with the Quesnel Millionaires and played for the Princeton Posse in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in British Columbia. Garteig allowed two goals on five shots in 13 minutes of relief action in his only game with the Millionaires. He was 17-10-0 with a 3.08 goals against and .910 save percentage in 29 games with Princeton. The Posse finished fourth in the Okanagan Division losing to the Kamloops Storm in the division playoffs.  Garteig was 4-5-0 with two shutouts and had a 2.08 goals against and .938 save percentage in nine playoff games. 

2009-10: Garteig played for the Powell River Kings in his first BCHL season, sharing the goaltending duties with RIT recruit Josh Watson. He was 15-11-0 with one shutout in 26 regular season games and had a 2.92 goals against and .893 save percentage. The Kings finished second in the Coastal Division, advancing to the BCHL championship series before falling in seven games to Vernon. Garteig appeared in one playoff game, stopping all 14 shots he faced in 25 minutes of action. 

2010-11: Garteig played in 48 of 60 regular season games for the Powell River Kings in his second BCHL season. Backed up by Boston University recruit Sean Maguire (PIT), he was 36-8-3 with seven shutouts and had a 1.69 goals against and .934 save percentage. Powell River finished first in the Coastal Division, once again reaching the BCHL finals and falling to the Vernon Vipers. Garteig was 8-8-0 and had a 2.26 goals against and .914 save percentage in 17 playoff games. Garteig committed to playing college hockey at Quinnipiac University. 

2011-12: Garteig returned to the BCHL for a third season, playing for the RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees. Named the league’s top goaltender, he was 41-4-0 with five shutouts in 45 regular season games and had a 1.93 goals against and .927 save percentage. The Vees finished first in the Interior Division, winning 54 of 60 games. Penticton rolled through the BCHL playoffs, sweeping Powell River in the finals to reach the Doyle Cup. Garteig missed the BCHL playoffs due to a lower-body injury suffered at the end of February. He returned during the Doyle Cup, stopping 43 shots in a 1-0 shutout win over the AJHL champion Brooks Bandits in his first game back. He finished the series 3-1 with a 1.76 goals against and .944 save percentage. Garteig was 4-2 with one shutout and had a 1.65 goals against and .933 save percentage in six games at the RBC Cup. Penticton defeated the Woodstock Slammers, 4-3, in the championship game. 

2012-13: Garteig appeared in five games with Quinnipiac University as a backup to senior Eric Hartzell in his freshman season. He was 0-1-0 with a 2.03 goals against and .895 save percentage. The Bobcats finished first in ECAC Hockey in the regular season and rebounded from an upset loss to Brown in the ECAC semifinals, defeating Yale, 3-0, in the third place game. Quinnipiac received an at-large berth in the NCAA East Regional, defeating Canisius and Union to reach the Frozen Four. The Bobcats topped St. Cloud State, 4-1, in the semifinals before falling to Yale, 4-0, in the national championship game.

2013-14: Garteig took over as the starter for Quinnipiac in his sophomore season, starting all 40 games for the Bobcats. He was 24-10-6 with six shutouts and had a 1.94 goals against and .910 save percentage. Quinnipiac finished third in ECAC Hockey and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after losing in double overtime to Colgate in the conference semifinals. Providence topped Quinnipiac, 4-0 in an NCAA East Regional semifinal game.

2014-15: Garteig played in 36 games for Quinnipiac in his junior season. He was 22-10-3 with five shutouts and had a 2.03 goals against and .917 save percentage. Quinnipiac finished first in ECAC Hockey in the regular season, receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA West Regional after a 5-2 loss to Harvard in the conference tournament semifinals. The Bobcats lost to North Dakota, 4-1, in the West Regional semifinals.  

2015-16: Garteig appeared in 43 games for Quinnipiac in his senior season as the Bobcats were one of the top teams in college hockey, reaching the Frozen Four championship game against North Dakota. He was 32-3-7 with seven shutouts and had a 1.91 goals against and .924 save percentage. The Bobcats finished first in ECAC Hockey and captured the league’s playoff title, defeating Harvard, 4-1, in the title game. In the NCAA East Regional Harteig had 27 saves in a 4-0 shutout win over RIT in the semifinals and stopped 14 of 15 shots in a 4-1 win over Massachusetts-Lowell in the championship game. Quinnipiac defeated Boston College (3-2) before falling to North Dakota, 5-1, in the championship game. Garteig signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks as an undrafted free agent in April 2016. 

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