Andrew Raycroft leaving Canucks to become a Star
Hilary Atkinson, ctvbc.ca
Published Thursday, July 1, 2010 4:13PM PDT
Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Andrew Raycroft is headed to the Loan Star State.
Roberto Luongo's backup man, signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars and will now battle Dallas' other goaltender, Kari Lehtonen for the starting position.
Raycroft was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins 135th overall in 1998 and later won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in 2004.
After a stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche, the Bellville, Ontario native suited up for Vancouver during the 2009-10 season.
On February 12, 2010, Raycroft won his 100th career game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dallas' newest Star has a NHL career record of 103 wins, 101 losses, 10 ties, 17 overtime losses, and seven shutouts.
Raycroft leaves Vancouver with a career 2.87 goal against average and a 90.0 save percentage.