20 goalies named to Mike Richter Award Watch List for 2014-15

Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation announced today the 20 goalies named to the watch list for the 2015 Mike Richter Award, which annually honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The winner of the second annual award will be announced at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Boston. 

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 2014-15 season unfolds. The inaugural winner of the Mike Richter Award was Connor Hellebuyck of UMass Lowell.

Candidates for the Mike Richter Award will be determined by nominations from all 59 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