Twenty goalies named to first Mike Richter Award watch list for 2014-15 season

Michigan goalie Zach Nagelvoort is on the watch list for the 2014-15 Mike Richter Award (photo: Michelle Bishop).

A total of 20 goaltenders were named to the first Mike Richter Award watch list on Friday.

The award, which was presented for the first time last season to Massachusetts-Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck, honors the top netminder in NCAA Division I hockey.

The list does not include freshman and according to a press release, additions and deletions will be made to the list as the season plays out.

The original release Friday included New Hampshire senior Casey DeSmith, who last month was arrested and suspended for an alleged domestic dispute.

Later Friday, DeSmith was deleted from the list and replaced with Colgate’s Charlie Finn.

The 2015 award will be presented at the Frozen Four in Boston.

Thatcher DemkoSo.Boston College
Charlie FinnSo.Colgate
Christian FreySo.Ohio State
Michael GarteigJr.Quinnipiac
Jon GilliesJr.Providence
Lukas HafnerJr.Western Michigan
Jake HildebrandJr.Michigan State
Brody HoffmanJr.Vermont
Cole HugginsSo.Minnesota State
Zane McIntyreJr.North Dakota
Steve MichalekSr.Harvard
C.J. MotteSr.Ferris State
Zach NagelvoortSo.Michigan
Matt O'ConnorJr.Boston University
Steve PerrySo.Clarkson
Joel RumpelSr.Wisconsin
Jimmy SarjeantSr.Mercyhurst
Colin StevensSr.Union
Adam WilcoxJr.Minnesota
Clay WittSr.Northeastern