Madsen Named Finalist for Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year

Merrick Madsen is a finalist for the Ken Dryden ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year Award (Gil Talbot).
Merrick Madsen is a finalist for the Ken Dryden ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year Award (Gil Talbot).

ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior goaltender Merrick Madsen has been named a finalist for the Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year Award from ECAC Hockey, as announced by the conference office Monday, March 13.

Madsen is joined as a finalist by Union's Alex Sakellaropoulos and St. Lawrence's Kyle Hayton.

Madsen, an All-Ivy League first team selection and the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month for February, ranking third in the conference in goals-against at 2.08 and fifth in save percentage at .920. Madsen posted a 16-4-2 record in ECAC games, the most wins in the league, helping Harvard clinch a share of the regular season title and the Cleary Cup.

Nationally, Madsen ranks 19th in GAA at 2.22 and 25th in save percentage at .915. His 24 total wins is tied for the national lead with Denver's Tanner Jaillet.

Madsen is also a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award, which honors college hockey's best goaltender each season.

All year-end awards, as well as the All-ECAC Hockey teams will be announced March 17 in conjunction with the playoff semifinals in Lake Placid. Freshman Adam Fox is also a finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and Ted Donato '91 is a finalist for the Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award.