Boston College’s Demko gets Mike Richter Award

Thatcher Demko led the nation with 10 shutouts this season (photo: Melissa Wade).

TAMPA, Fla. — Boston College’s Thatcher Demko was named Friday the 2016 winner of the Mike Richter Award as Division I men’s college hockey’s top goaltender.

Demko, a junior, led the nation with 10 shutouts this season, including a stretch of six in seven games between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8.

He was eighth nationally with a 1.88 GAA and fifth with a .935 save percentage.

A second-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2014 NHL Draft, Demko beat out four other finalists for the award: UMass-Lowell’s Kevin Boyle, North Dakota’s Cam Johnson, St. Cloud State’s Charlie Lindgren and Yale’s Alex Lyon.

More coverage of the Richter Award to come.