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Raycroft, Andrew


Andrew Raycroft (born May 4, 1980 in Belleville) is a professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for IF Björklöven in the Swedish second league Allsvenskan.

Originally drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL 135th overall in 1998, he won the Calder Trophy with the club in 2004 as rookie of the year. Raycroft has also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars and, most recently, Hockey Milano Rossoblu in the Italian Serie A, the top league in Italy.

Prior to entering the junior hockey ranks, Raycroft grew up playing minor hockey with the Quinte Red Devils AAA system in the Eastern Ontario AAA League of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). In 1997–98, he began a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Kingston Frontenacs and Sudbury Wolves. He won the OHL Goaltender of the Year Trophy and Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL's Most Outstanding Player with the Frontenacs in 1999-2000. He also played junior for the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJAHL).

Source: Wikipedia

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