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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 4 1980 (1980-05-04) (age 29),
Belleville, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 135th overall, 1998
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 2000 – present


Andrew Joseph Ernest Raycroft (born May 4, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Prior to entering the junior hockey ranks, Raycroft grew up playing minor hockey with the Quinte Red Devils AAA (OMHA) system in the Eastern Ontario AAA League.

Raycroft played for the Kingston Frontenacs and Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He also played for the Wellington Dukes of the OPJAHL.

Raycroft was drafted 135th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In his first full-season with the Bruins in 2003–2004, he compiled a 29-18-9 record with a goals against average (GAA) of 2.05, a save percentage of .926 and three shutouts to help lead the Bruins to a second-place finish in the regular season in the Eastern Conference. Raycroft was rewarded for his efforts with the Calder Trophy, awarded annually to the league's top rookie.

He struggled with the Boston Bruins in the 2005–06 season, managing only 8 wins, losing the starter and backup goalie jobs to new starting goalie Tim Thomas and new backup rookie goalie Hannu Toivonen. He would be a healthy scratch for the rest of that season. On June 24, 2006, Raycroft was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rights to Finnish goaltending prospect Tuukka Rask. He began playing for the Maple Leafs in the 2006–07 season and earned his first shutout (and his first win) as a Leaf in a 6-0 win against the Ottawa Senators on October 5. On April 3, 2007, Raycroft tied the Leafs' franchise record for most wins by a goaltender in the regular season (37), previously held by Ed Belfour in 2002–03. However, he played more games than Belfour and earned three shootout wins, which did not exist prior to the 2005–06 season. Despite this record, he finished 49th in GAA and 56th in save percentage.

Raycroft struggled at the start of the 2007–08 season, and Vesa Toskala became the Leafs' starting goaltender. The Leafs placed him on waivers on June 24, and bought out the remainder of his contract on June 27, 2008. On July 1, he signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche, to back-up Peter Budaj. Raycroft intially started the 2008–09 season strong, becoming only the second Avalanche goalie to begin a season with a 9-1 record. Despite being brought in to backup goaltender Peter Budaj, Raycroft finished the season with a save percentage of only 0.892%, below Budaj's 0.899%.

On July 6, 2009, Raycroft signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks as the backup to star goalie Roberto Luongo.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 Sudbury Wolves OHL 33 8 16 5 1802 125 0 4.16 .890 2 0 1 89 8 0 5.39
1998–99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 45 17 22 5 2528 173 1 4.11 .897 3 0 2 96 13 0 8.12 .812
1999–00 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 61 33 20 5 3340 191 0 3.43 .918 5 1 4 300 21 0 4.20 .897
2000–01 Providence Bruins AHL 26 8 14 4 1459 82 1 3.37 .891
2000–01 Boston Bruins NHL 15 4 6 0 649 32 0 2.96 .890
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 56 25 24 6 3317 142 7 2.57 .916 2 0 2 119 5 0 2.52 .904
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 1 65 3 0 2.77 .897
2002–03 Providence Bruins AHL 39 23 10 3 2255 94 1 2.50 .917 4 1 3 264 6 1 1.36 .955
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 5 2 3 0 300 12 0 2.40 .918
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 57 29 18 9 3420 117 3 2.05 .926 7 3 4 447 16 1 2.15 .924
2004–05 Tappara SM-l 11 4 5 2 657 32 1 2.92 .912 3 0 2 104 11 0 6.34 .847
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 1 1 0 0 64 3 0 2.81 .870
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 30 8 19 2 1619 100 0 3.70 .879
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 37 25 9 4108 205 2 2.99 .894
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 2 9 5 964 63 1 3.92 .876
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 31 12 16 0 1722 90 0 3.14 .892
NHL totals 230 94 96 10 16 12848 622 6 2.90 .899 7 3 4 447 16 1 2.15 .924

External links

  • Andrew Raycroft's NHL player profile
  • Andrew Raycroft's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Barret Jackman
Winner of the Calder Trophy
2004
Succeeded by
Alexander Ovechkin
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