UConn Hires Former Calder Trophy Winner Raycroft

2004 Calder Trophy Winner Andrew Raycroft will be making his coaching debut this winter with the UConn Huskies men’s ice hockey team. The 34-year-old native of Belleville, Ontario will join Mike Cavanaugh’s staff as a volunteer goaltending coach.

Raycroft, who played professionally from 2000-2014, was drafted 135th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He spent 11 seasons in the NHL, suiting up for the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.

Perhaps New England natives remember Raycroft best as the goaltender Boston sent to Toronto for then-prospect and current folk hero/greatest human being on earth, Tuukka Rask.

Raycroft spent the last two seasons in Europe, playing in Italy’s Serie.A with Milano Rossoblu and in Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan with IF Bjorkloven, respectively.