By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Happy birthday, Andrew ‘Razor’ Raycroft! The former Bruins’ netminder celebrates his 44th turn around the sun today.

Raycroft, born in Belleville, Ontario, played parts of five seasons with the Boston Bruins, as well as playing for Toronto, Colorado, Vancouver, and Dallas. He shined in his 2003-04 rookie year in Boston, posting a 29-18-9 record with a 2.05 goals against average. His .926 save percentage was fourth best in the NHL (for goalies who played 30 games or more), which led to Raycroft being awarded the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie. He is one of eight Bruins to win the coveted NHL award. During that freshman campaign, he was also named an NHL All-Star and a member of the All-Rookie Team.

In the summer of 2006, the Bruins traded ‘Razor’ to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rights to  Finnish goaltending prospect Tuukka Rask. While with Toronto, Raycroft tied the Maple Leafs’ ‘single-season wins’ record (37), which has since been broken by Frederik Anderson. In 280 regular season NHL games, the birthday boy maintained a 2.89 GAA and garnered nine career shutouts.

Raycroft is married and has three children. He has found a home within the Boston Bruins’ organization over the years. He involves himself in many charity endeavors for the Bruins’ community, as well as serving as a NESN studio analyst. Razor and Billy Jaffe also co-host the successful “Morning Bru with Jaffe & Razor,” where the two NESN veterans break down everything Boston Bruins-related.