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UConn hires former NHL goaltender Andrew Raycroft

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A former NHL goaltender joins the staff at UConn

Andrew Raycroft as a member of the Dallas Stars
Andrew Raycroft as a member of the Dallas Stars
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STORRS, CONN. -- Second year Connecticut head coach Mike Cavanaugh has named Andrew Raycroft his volunteer goaltending coach. The former NHL goaltender will round out the Huskies coaching staff as the program prepares for its first season of play in Hockey East.

A former fifth round pick of the Boston Bruins, Raycroft played mostly with that organization, but also had brief stints with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks. His career highlight was winning the 2003-04 Calder Trophy as the top rookie in the NHL.

He wrapped up his playing career in Sweden this past winter. This will be his first foray into coaching, joining Joe Pereira and Mike Souza on the UConn staff.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSports.