33 Alec Richards
33 Alec Richards
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Robbinsdale, MN
High School: Breck School
Position: G
Years at Yale: ***

Bulldog Bites: Ranks second at Yale with 39 career wins, third with 2,348 career saves... owns a 2.68 career GAA (2nd at Yale) with a .910 save percentage... Owns two of Yale's three post-season shutouts.

Bulldog Best: Made career-high 57 saves in five-OT win at Union (3/4/06) to help Yale advance to the second round of the ECAC playoffs... ECAC weekly honors on five separate occasions during his rookie season... Broke Alex Westlund's ('99, 839 saves) single-season saves record with 885 in 2005-06.

2008-09: Broke school record for career shutouts with sixth in 5-0 win over Cornell on March 21 in ECAC Tournament Championship Game... Blanked Brown 2-0 in the ECAC quarterfinals... Competed in the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition at Washington, D.C... Eighth in Division I with a 2.05 GAA and 13th with a .923 SP... Named insidehockey.com National Goalie of the Week and ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week on Feb. 2 after stopping 62 of 63 shots... Third-team All-ECAC pick... Second-team All-Ivy... ECAC All-Tournament Team.

2007-08: Played 11 games... Had a 3-4-0 record... Led team with a .919 save percentage and finished with a GAA of 2.02... Stopped all 21 shots against RPI (3/1)... Split time with sophomore goaltender Billy Blase.

2006-07: Started 26 games and finished with .891 save percentage... Made a season-high 41 saves vs. Brown (1/6) in a 4-3 win... Recorded first career point, an assist, vs. UConn (11/11)... Stopped the puck 28 times in a 4-3 OT win at No. 8 New Hampshire... Earned ECAC Goalie of the Week honors on 11/21 after making 46 saves in road victories over Dartmouth and Harvard.

2005-06: Played in 29 games and finished the season as Yale's top goaltender with .912 save percentage and 3.02 GAA... Recorded shutout, the first of his career, with 29 saves vs. Rensselaer (1/21)... Made 40+ saves five times, including two games with 44, at Minnesota State (12/29) and at Dartmouth (3/11)... Made a season-high 57 saves in a five-overtime game at Union (3/4), the longest game in NCAA history, in the first round of the ECACHL playoffs... Earned ECACHL recognition five times during the season: two goalie of the week honors and three rookie of the week honors... Shared team rookie of the year award with Michael Karwoski.

At Breck School: Posted 39-6-3 overall record during three-year career... Went 19-1-1 with a 1.70 GAA as a junior... Had a 1.90 GAA, .920 Save Percentage and a 15-2-2 record in 2004-05 before playing four games with the Indiana Ice of the USHL... Won the Frank Brimseck Award as the top senior goalie in Minnesota... Led Breck to state title as a junior and to sectional finals as a senior... All-state, all-conference and all-metro honors... Made the headmaster's list.

Personal: Alexander Michael Richards is the son of Michael Richards... Grandfather played goalie at University of North Dakota... Economics major... Branford College.

Year GP Min Svs GA  Sv% GAA SHO W-L-T
2005-06 29 1686:14 885 85 .912 3.02 1 8-15-3
2006-07 26 1518:02 646 79 .891 3.12 0 9-15-2
2007-08 11 563:20 217 19 .919 2.02 1 3-4-0
Totals 66 4330:36 1748 183 .905 2.91 2 20-34-5