Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andrew Raycroft
Andrew Raycroft was born May 4, 1980 in Belleville, Ontario. The fifth round, 135th overall selection of the Boston Bruins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Raycroft is a graduate of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs (1999-00) and Sudbury Wolves (1997-1999).

The OHL's Most Valuable Player in 1999-00, Raycroft became the first goaltender in 50 years to earn that honour and was named the top goaltender in the CHL. Following a MVP season in 1999-00, Raycroft joined the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence for the 2000-01 season. Even though he spent the majority of the year in Providence, the Belleville native suited up for 15 games with the Bruins that year and over the course of the next two seasons was a workhorse with the baby Bruins.

In 2004, after posting a solid rookie season with a 2.05 goals against average and .926 save percentage, Raycroft won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

Following the NHL lockout of 2004-05, Raycroft struggled with the Boston Bruins, managing only eight wins and was demoted to the Bruins' third-string goaltender behind Tim Thomas and rookie backup Hannu Toivonen.

In the summer of 2006, Raycroft was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rights to Finnish goaltending prospect Tuukka Rask. Despite setting a Maple Leaf record for wins with 37, Raycroft struggled in his first season in Toronto, finishing 49th in goals against average and 56th in save percentage and the Maple Leafs failed to make the playoffs.

2007-08 was no better for Raycroft and he eventually surrendered the starting netminder position to Vesa Toskala. Following the season the Leafs placed him on waivers and bought out the remainder of his contract on June 27.

On July 1 2008, he signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. Raycroft started the the season strong, posting a 9-1 record, but would stumble down the stretch.

In the summer of 2009 Raycroft was on the move again, this time signing with the Vancouver Canucks to backup All-Star Roberto Luongo.

On July 1, 2010, Raycroft was on the move again, choosing to sign as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Stars.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1996-97 Wellington Dukes ON-Jr.A 27 0 3.94
1997-98 Sudbury Wolves OHL 33 8 16 5 0 4.16 2 0 1 0 5.33
1998-99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 45 17 22 5 1 4.11 3 0 2 0 0 8.13
1999-00 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 61 33 20 5 0 3.43 5 1 4 0 4.20
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 15 4 6 0 0 2.96
2000-01 Providence Bruins AHL 26 8 14 4 1 3.37
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 1 0 2.77
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 56 25 24 6 4 2.57 2 0 2 0 2.52
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 5 2 3 0 0 2.40
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 39 23 10 3 1 2.50 4 1 3 1 1.36
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 57 29 18 9 3 2.05 7 3 4 1 2.15
2004-05 Tappara Tampere Finland 11 4 5 2 1 2.92 3 0 2 0 6.36
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 30 8 19 2 0 3.71
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.80
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 37 25 9 2 2.99
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 2 9 5 1 3.92
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 31 12 16 0 0 3.14
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 21 9 5 1 1 2.42 1 0 0 0 2.40
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 19 8 5 0 2 2.83
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 10 2 8 0 0 3.52
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 21 9 10 1 0 3.16
2012-13 HC Milano Italy 42 2.69 6 3.65
NHL Totals 280 113 114 27 9 2.89 8 3 4 1 2.16


OHL First All-Star Team (2000)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2000)
Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2000) NHL All-Rookie Team (2004)
Calder Memorial Trophy (2004)
Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), January 17, 2005. Traded to Toronto by Boston for Tuukka Rask, June 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, April 9, 2014.
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