Raaymakers named OHL Player of the Week

(Sault Ste Marie, ONT) – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that goaltender Joseph Raaymakers of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 2 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with a goals-against-average of 1.94 and save percentage of .930.

Raaymakers returned from New York Rangers Training Camp and into the Greyhounds crease stopping 80 shots and helping the club to three straight road victories over tough Western Conference opposition last week. He made 28 saves and earned third star honours in his season debut last Thursday as part of a 3-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires, then made 35 saves on Friday night in London plus another two in the shootout as third star of a 3-2 triumph over the Knights. His week wrapped up Sunday with a 17-save performance in a 4-3 overtime win against the Sarnia Sting.

An 18-year-old from Chatham, ON, Raaymakers is playing in his third OHL season with the Greyhounds who chose him in the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. Last season he made 28 appearances between the pipes posting a 13-10-3-1 record along with a 3.61 goals-against-average and .891 save percentage. Raaymakers’ NHL Camp invitation included a 31-save performance for the Rangers in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota Wild rookies at the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament.