Raycroft won the 2004 Calder Memorial Trophy with the Boston Bruins
Andrew Raycroft will begin his third season as a volunteer assistant coach in 2016-17. He will continue to work with the Husky goaltenders.
During his first season at UConn, Raycroft help guide sophomore goaltender Rob Nichols to one of the best seasons ever produced by a Husky goalie. Nichols finished with 1,052 saves, ranked first in Hockey East and fourth in the nation. Nichols had four shutouts on the year.
Raycroft was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL 135th overall in 1998. He made his NHL debut in the 2000-2001 season playing 11 games that season. During his first full season, 2003-2004, Raycroft compiled a 29-18-9 record consisting of a 2.05 goals against average, a .926 save percentage, and had 3 shutouts. That season's performance earned Raycroft the Calder Memorial Trophy, as the league rookie of the year.
In the years to come Raycroft played with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Dallas Stars. In 2012, Raycroft signed with Italian Serie A club, Milano Rossoblu. Following that he played with IF Bjorkloven, and in April of this year, Raycroft announced his retirement from professional hockey.
He is a native of Belleville, Ontario.
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