Gophers sophomore goaltender Adam Wilcox was announced a finalist for the inaugural Mike Richter Award on Wednesday. The award recognizes college hockey’s top goaltender.
Wilcox is among five finalists, including fellow Big Ten goalie Joel Rumpel of Wisconsin. Wilcox leads the group with a 23-4-6 record, and his 1.91 goals-against average and .934 save percentage is second among the finalists. The other finalists are Denver’s Sam Brittain, Massachusetts-Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck and Northeastern’s Clay Witt.
The recognition comes two days after Wilcox was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year. He also is a Hobey Baker Award nominee and is considered a shoo-in to be one of the award’s 10 finalists, which will be announced Thursday.