Monday, June 27, 2011

IceHogs Year in Review: Alec Richards

                    Position: Goalie                   Catches: Left
                    Height: 6'4"                        Birthday: June 29, 1987
                    Weight: 200                       Hometown: Robbinsdale, Minnesota

2010-11 Stats
GP   W   L   SOL   SO   GA   GAA   SVS   SV%   A   PIM
44   17   21   1       2    114   2.89  1017   .899    1     0

Alec Richards came into the 2010-11 season with the IceHogs as the No. 2 goaltender. Early in the season, he made quite a few relief appearances for Hannu Toivonen. Richards looked like he was turning into the No. 1 goalie for awhile. He got a lot of starts toward the end of January and into February, but the team was in quite the slump then and he didn't always get the help in front of him that he should have. Toivonen took most of the starts down the stretch, consequently.

Richards' 17-21-1 record is kind of deceiving. It seemed like he was at least at a .500 record because he never seemed to be too far off of his game. For his first full year in Rockford, he did a pretty good job. He was rewarded by being recalled by the Blackhawks on April 14th to be a part of the Black Aces for the playoffs.

Richards' contract is up this summer, and the Hogs still don't have a goalie under contract. They can still re-sign him if they want to, and it wouldn't hurt at all if they brought him back.

Richards in net on January 22nd against the San Antonio Rampage on Pink in the Rink night at the MetroCentre.

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