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Peyton Jones Named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

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Oct. 5, 2017


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Sophomore goaltender Peyton Jones (Langhorne, Pa.) joins 19 others as part of a 20 man watch list for the 2017-18 Mike Richter Award as announced by Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation earlier Thursday afternoon.

The Mike Richter Award is in its fifth season and is presented to the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey.

Jones is joined by two other Big Ten goalies in Minnesota’s Eric Schierhorn and Wisconsin’s Kyle Hayton who was a finalist for the award in 2015 back with St. Lawrence. Also on the list is 2016-17 winner Tanner Jaillet from the University of Denver and another 2016-17 finalist Michael Bitzer from Bemidji State.

Jones started in 36 games last season posting a 23-10-2 record with a .904 save percentage and a 2.60 goals against average while making 884 saves. His 36 games played, 23 wins and 884 saves are all single-season Penn State records.

Jones was also named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention and a member of the All-Freshman Team during his first season in Hockey Valley. Jones helped lead Penn State to it’s first-ever Big Ten Tournament Championship last season and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Jones had a career-high 51 saves in a 2-1 championship game victory over Wisconsin.

The Nittany Lions open their 2017-18 slate at Clarkson on Friday at 7 p.m. where Jones will battle another Richter Award watch list member in Golden Knight sophomore Jake Kielly.

Full 2017-18 Watch List

Name                                    School                                  Year



Michael Bitzer *                Bemidji State                     Senior

Ben Blacker                        Western Michigan           Sophomore

Hayden Hawkey               Providence                         Junior

Kyle Hayton ^                    Wisconsin                            Senior

Adam Huska                       Connecticut                        Sophomore

Tanner Jaillet $                  Denver                                 Senior

Cam Johnson !                  North Dakota                     Senior

Peyton Jones                     Penn State                          Sophomore

Justin Kapelmaster          Ferris State                         Sophomore

Jake Kielly                           Clarkson                               Sophomore

Merrick Madsen #           Harvard                                Senior

Francis Marotte                Robert Morris                    Sophomore

Jake Oettinger #               Boston University            Sophomore

Jason Pawloski                  Minnesota State              Junior

Aidan Pelino                       Bentley                                Sophomore

Eric Schierhorn                 Minnesota                          Junior

Andrew Shortridge         Quinnipiac                           Sophomore

Atte Tolvanen                   Northern Michigan          Junior

Tyler Wall                            UMass Lowell                    Sophomore

Joseph Woll                        Boston College                  Sophomore


$ 2017 Mike Richter Award winner

* 2017 finalist

# 2017 semifinalist

! 2016 finalist

^ 2015 finalist


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