Five dynamic finalists announced for 2016 Mike Richter Award

Alex Lyon has won 19 games this season for tenth-ranked Yale (photo: Rachel Lewis).

From an initial list of nearly 30 goalies comes Wednesday’s announcement of the top five finalists for the 2016 Mike Richter Award.

The final five:

Player's NameClassSchoolStats
Kevin BoyleSr.Massachusetts-Lowell22-8-5, 1.80, .934
Thatcher DemkoJr.Boston College25-6-4, 1.78, .938
Cam JohnsonSo.North Dakota20-3-1, 1.58, .938
Charlie LindgrenSt. Cloud State28-8-1, 2.08, .926
Alex LyonJr.Yale19-7-4, 1.59, .938

Candidates for the award were determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men’s head coaches. The finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media. The 2016 edition of the award will be presented on April 8 at the Frozen Four in Tampa.

UMass Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck won the inaugural award in 2014 and North Dakota’s Zane McIntyre took home the honor last season.


  1. Give it to the senior Boyle. He’s come so far since languishing at Amherst, being cut, and being reborn at Lowell. The underclassmen can get another shot next year. This makes up though for the Hobey finalist snub.


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