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.