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|1973 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in 12th round
No. 167 overall by Montreal Canadiens
October 8, 1953
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
New Hampshire (ECAC) |
Needham, Massachusetts (USA)
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Massachusetts High School Championship: 1969, 1970 (Needham)
Played at Needham High School from 1968 to 1972. ... Was high school teammate and close friend of former NHL player Robbie Ftorek,
who would later hire him as his assistant when he was head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.
|Never played in NHL. |
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1993 (Los
Angeles) (assistant coach)
Coaching Career: Named Los Angeles
assistant coach on Feb. 17, 1988, and remained in position until April 21,
1995. ... Served as Los Angeles co-head coach (with Rick Wilson) for 15 games
in 1989-90. ... Named Boston assistant coach on June 2, 1995, and remained in
position through 1996-97 season. ... Named San Jose assistant coach on June
24, 2000, and remained in position through 2000-01 season. ... Named San Jose
interim head coach on Dec. 2, 2002, and remained in that position until Dec.
Scouting Career: Named San Jose professional scout on Sept. 5, 1997,
and remained in that position until June 24, 2000. ... Re-named San Jose
professional scout in June 2001 and remained in that position into 2002-03
season. Specialized in scouting teams in the Eastern U.S., while living in his
hometown of Needham, Mass.
Miscellaneous: Convinced Boston management to trade for goalie Byron
Dafoe during his time as team's assistant coach.
|Post-Draft Teams: New Hampshire (ECAC); Cape
Cod, Binghamton (NAHL); New England (WHA); Rhode Island (AHL); Philadelphia (AHL);
New Hampshire/Cape Cod (NEHL); Richmond (EHL)|
Canada Cup: 1976
(fifth place) (third goaltender)
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA East All-America First Team: 1973-74 (New Hampshire)
ECAC All-Star First Team: 1973-74 (New Hampshire)
WHA Draft Pick: 1973 (by New England, No. 64 overall in Round 5)
WHA Playoffs GAA Leader: 1976 (New England) (2.27 GAA)
WHA Playoffs Shutouts Leader: 1976 (New England) (2, tie)
Coaching Career: Named New Hampshire (ECAC) assistant coach prior to
1980-81 season and remained in that position through 1981-82 season. ...
Worked as a traveling goaltending consultant for several college hockey teams
in 1982-83. ... Named Clarkson (ECAC) assistant coach prior to 1983-84 season
and remained in that position through 1984-85 season. ... Named Clarkson (ECAC)
head coach in 1985 and remained in that position through 1987-88 season.
Broadcasting Career: Worked as color commentator for Boston University
regular-season and Hockey East playoff coverage on cable TV in New England in
1999-00 and 2001-02 seasons.
Miscellaneous: Set New Hampshire record (since broken) and led all
Division I starting goaltenders with 2.64 goals-against average in 1973-74.
... Left New Hampshire after junior year to pursue pro career, but returned
after retirement and received a bachelor's degree in communications in
1982. ... Played on
Cape Cod (NAHL) team that folded on Feb. 13, 1976. ... Set New England (WHA)
record with two shutouts in WHA semifinal playoff series vs. Houston in 1976.
... Named WHA Player of Week in early March 1977 after beating
San Diego 2-0, Houston 3-2 and Quebec 6-2. ... Accepted Los Angeles (NHL)
assistant coaching job while still at Clarkson on Feb. 17, 1988.
Finished season with Clarkson and reported to work in Los Angeles on Aug.
1, 1988. ... Founded and ran the Cap Raeder Goalie Schools in Philadelphia and
Maine during summers after his retirement. ... Avid softball player and
lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Personal: Full name is Robert Raeder.
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