Eight Bruins have won the NHL’s Calder Memorial Trophy — which is given to the rookie of the year — but winning it doesn’t always necessarily mean you’re on the path to stardom.
While Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque won the award and now have their numbers retired at the TD Garden, some players — including the person who is Tuesday’s answer to The Four’s Trivia Question of the Day — simply couldn’t keep things rolling after an incredible first season.
Andrew Raycroft, the last Bruin to win the award (2002-04) is now tending net in Italy’s Serie A league, proving you’re only as good as your next start. Former Bruins forward Sergei Samsonov won the award in 1997-98.
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