Canucks Sign Andrew Raycroft

Jonathan Willis
July 06 2009 01:39PM

The Canucks have signed ex-Avalanche goaltender Andrew Raycroft to a contract.

In 2003-04, Raycroft played 57 games for the Boston Bruins, posting a 29-18-9 record along with a 2.05 GAA and .926 SV% and he went on to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.  It's been downhill ever since, as this handy list demonstrates:

  • 2005-06: 8-19-2, 3.71 GAA, .879 SV%
  • 2006-07: 37-25-9, 2.99 GAA, .894 SV%
  • 2007-08: 2-9-5, 3.92 GAA, .876 SV%
  • 2008-09: 12-16-0, 3.14 GAA, .892 SV%

Last season, Raycroft ranked 43rd out of 47 goaltenders to play enough games to be counted over at the NHL's save percentage listing.  Fortunately for the Canucks, he'll probably get plenty of time to perfect that in-game nap seen above.

Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, Sportsnet and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including the Edmonton Journal, Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
#1 Wanye Gretz
July 07 2009, 03:24PM
Trash it!

That movie is so classic.

Well played.

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