College Hockey:
Five finalists announced for inaugural Mike Richter Award

Massachusetts-Lowell sophomore Connor Hellebuyck has made the final five nominees for the Mike Richter Award this season (photo: Melissa Wade).

The five finalists for the first-ever Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in NCAA Division I hockey were announced Wednesday.

The finalists and eventual winner will be chosen by a committee of coaches, scouts and media members with the winner being announced at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.

Overall, the five goaltenders have a combined 2.09 GAA, .933 save percentage and a grade-point average of 3.23.

Player's Name
Sam BrittainSr.Denver17-13-62.06.9345
Connor HellebuyckSo.Massachusetts-Lowell15-8-21.87.9384
Joel RumpelJr.Wisconsin19-5-12.00.9312
Adam WilcoxSo.Minnesota23-4-61.91.9343
Clay WittJr.Northeastern17-12-32.37.9324

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  • jdhockeyboyz

    It’s been a pleasure watching Adam Wilcox for the last two seasons. He’s the glue that holds the Gophers together.

  • UofMGoldenChokers

    This is the dumbest name for this award. Richter played for one year, with mediocre numbers. Plenty of other former NCAA goalies that this award could have been names after.

  • DaGeek

    WHERE is Steven Summerhays on this list? What does the guy need to do to get some props? Better win pctg than 2 of these 5, better GAA than 3, more SOs than all 5. I cry foul!

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