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Tanner Jaillet wins Mike Richter Award as college hockey’s top goaltender

The DU Pioneers goaltender was up against some tough competition for the award, but his consistent play all season long helped carry his team this far and that earned him honors as the nation’s best goaltender in college hockey.

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One night after the DU Pioneers earned a spot in the National Championship game by defeating Notre Dame 6-1 in the Frozen Four semifinals, a few of their top players were named winners of some prestigious awards. Along with captain Will Butcher winning the Hobey Baker Award, Denver goaltender Tanner Jaillet earned the honor of the Mike Richter Award, which is given to the nation’s top goaltender every year in college hockey.

Jaillet has been fantastic this season, starting nearly all of Denver’s games in net, posting a 27-5-4 record this far with a .928 save-percentage and an amazing 1.83 goals-against average.

He was one of five finalists for the award which included his counter-part from Thursday night, Cal Peterson (Notre Dame) and his the man he’ll stare down in Saturday’s National Championship game, Hunter Miska (Minnesota Duluth).

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