Andrew Raycroft, from Belleville, Ontario was drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL 135th overall in 1998. He made his NHL debut in the 2000-2001 season playing 11 games that season. During his first full season, 2003-2004, Raycroft compiled a 29-18-9 record consisting of a 2.05 goals against average, a .926 save percentage, and had 3 shutouts. That season's performance earned Raycroft the Calder Memorial Trophy, as the league rookie of the year. In the years to come Raycroft played with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Dallas Stars. Raycroft after announcing his retirement from NHL Professional Hockey joined the UConn coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. Raycroft will work with the goaltenders.
Mike Mottau grew up in Avon, Massachusetts and played four years of college hockey at Boston College, where he was the recipient of the Hobey Baker Award for top men's collegiate hockey player during his senior season. He was drafted in the seventh round, 182nd overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his National Hockey League debut with the Rangers during the 2000–01 season. He played nineteen games with the Rangers over two seasons, and four with the Calgary Flames during the 2002–03 season. Mottau played four seasons in the American Hockey League before returning to the NHL in the 2007–08 season with the New Jersey Devils. On September 28, 2010, Mottau signed a two year deal with the New York Islanders. In 2014 he announced his announced his NHL Hockey career retirement and currently works as a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Shattenkirk was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he attended Brunswick School. He attended Boston University. After a solid rookie season with the Terriers in 2007–08, in which he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, Shattenkirk helped take the Terriers to the Frozen Four tournament in 2008–09. After being named in the NCAA Second All-American Team, Shattenkirk then went on to help Boston University take the National Championship. Shattenkirk was named as co-captain, along with Brian Strait, for the 2009–10 season. However, after Strait turned professional, Shattenkirk became the sole captain of the Terriers and the first junior sole captain since 1961–62. In 2013 He was signed to a 4-year contract to play with the St. Louis Blues. This past Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia he was part of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
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