EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. — Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation announced today the 20 goalies named to the watch list for the 2016 Mike Richter Award, which annually honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The winner of the third annual award will be announced at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.

In alphabetical order, the goalies on the watch list for the 2016 Mike Richter Award are:

Name School Year
Jayson Argue Bentley Sophomore
Michael Bitzer # Bemidji State Sophomore
Tommy Burke Bowling Green Senior
Evan Cowley Denver Junior
Thatcher Demko # Boston College Junior
Charlie Finn # Colgate Junior
Michael Garteig # Quinnipiac Senior
Mitch Gillam # Cornell Junior
Carmine Guerriero # Alabama Huntsville Junior  
Kyle Hayton * St. Lawrence Sophomore
Jake Hildebrand * Michigan State Senior
Dalton Izyk Robert Morris Junior
Kasimir Kaskisuo Minnesota Duluth Sophomore
James Kruger Dartmouth Senior
Charlie Lindgren # St. Cloud State Junior
Alex Lyon * Yale Junior
Jamie Phillips * Michigan Tech Senior
Mike Santaguida # Vermont Junior
Danny Tirone New Hampshire Sophomore
Jay Williams # Miami Senior

* 2015 Richter Award Finalist

# 2015 Richter Award Nominee

   

Goalies on the Mike Richter Award watch list are chosen by members of Let’s Play Hockey, utilizing both past performance and future potential. Freshmen are not included on the first list of the season. Additions and deletions to this list, including freshmen, will be made as the 2015-16 season unfolds. Connor Hellebuyck of UMass Lowell and Zane McIntyre of North Dakota won the 2014 and 2015 Mike Richter Award, respectively.

Candidates for the Mike Richter Award will be determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men’s hockey head coaches. The finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media.

Criteria for the Mike Richter Award:

  • Candidates must display outstanding skills on the ice
  • Candidates should be in good academic standing at an NCAA college or university
  • Consideration should be given to academic achievement and sportsmanship
  • Candidates must comply with all NCAA rules; be full-time students at an NCAA college or university; and complete 50 percent or more of the season
  • Consideration should be given to the candidate’s activities in the community