14 Facts About Andrew Raycroft


Andrew Joseph Ernest Raycroft was born on May 4,1980 and is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender.

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Andrew Raycroft played junior for the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

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Andrew Raycroft was drafted 135th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

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Andrew Raycroft played 11 games total for the Bruins in his first season, while playing the majority of his first three professional seasons with the team's minor league affiliate, the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

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Andrew Raycroft helped lead the Bruins to a second-place finish in the regular season in the Eastern Conference en route to the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Not having played enough games to qualify as a rookie in his previous three NHL seasons, Andrew Raycroft was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2004 as league rookie of the year.

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Andrew Raycroft was demoted to the Bruins' third-string position to starter Tim Thomas and rookie backup Hannu Toivonen.

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On July 6,2009, Andrew Raycroft signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

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Andrew Raycroft earned the backup position behind Roberto Luongo after competing with prospect Cory Schneider during training camp.

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On July 1,2010, Andrew Raycroft signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Stars.

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On December 29,2011, Andrew Raycroft was assigned to the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars' AHL affiliate.

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Andrew Raycroft played in the minors for the remainder of his contract.

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On July 3,2012, with little NHL interest and an impending lockout on the horizon, Andrew Raycroft left his North American career to begin a new venture in Europe by signing to a one-year deal with Italian Serie A club, Milano Rossoblu.

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Andrew Raycroft has since joined the Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey as a volunteer assistant coach.

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