Sadly, Mike Richter had to retire thanks to several major knee injuries and concussions. On December 12, 2012, he participated in the 12–12–12 concert benefit, answering calls from viewers wishing to donate to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hockey-Reference utilizes Official NHL data for current NHL seasons.

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. Richter entered Yale through the Eli Whitney Students Program. Some hockey portraits on this site are licensed from Images on Ice, Hockey’s Photo Agency. His 301 wins are more than any other Rangers goaltender and he helped the club win its first Stanley Cup in over 50 years. 301 proved to be his last NHL game -- he was kneed in the head against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 5, 2002, and never played again. Beginning in 2014, the Mike Richter Award has been presented to the outstanding goalie in NCAA Division I hockey. All rights reserved. Join our linker program. He posted a career-best 42 wins and 2.57 goals-against average as the Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy as the league's top regular-season team for the second time in three years.

Mike Richter. He is majoring in Ethics, Politics & Economics (EP&E). The year that Mike Richter put together 1994 was the greatest season any goaltender has ever posted for the Rangers. He notched 42 wins in 68 games, lost only 12 times, and had 6 ties. In the playoffs, he ramped up his play, becoming the eighth goaltender to post four shutouts in one playoff season. He was known for making plenty of desperation saves using his focus, flexibility, and athleticism. Do you have a blog? He opted to stick with Richter and was amply rewarded. Claimed by Nashville from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998.

He also represented the United States in international play on several occasions. Richter was named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, alongside his former Rangers and U.S. teammate Brian Leetch in 2008. Injuries plagued much of his career, including MCL sprains, ACL sprains, and concussions. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Player stats broken down into various categories; i.e. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Yet, he still was the most prepared athlete to take the ice every game. He again represented the US in the 1986 World Junior Championships, as well as the World Championships and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, before making his NHL debut in the 1989 playoffs. Join Facebook to connect with Mike Richter and others you may know. The Rangers announced on that same day that Mike Richter’s #35 would be raised to the Garden Rafters. pic.twitter.com/P7Fs28pzFm. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 4, 2002. He played his entire career with the New York Rangers organization, and led the team to the Stanley Cup in 1994.