Mason Raymond
Canadian ice hockey player
Mason Raymond
Mason Evan Raymond is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Cochrane, Alberta, he played Junior A in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) for two seasons, where he captured league and regional titles with the Camrose Kodiaks, while also being named league MVP in 2005.
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Ducks add depth with signings of Jared Boll, Mason Raymond and Jeff Schultz
LATimes - 8 months
The Ducks signed free-agent forwards Jared Boll and Mason Raymond and defenseman Jeff Schultz. Boll signed a two-year, one-way contract, meaning he would have to clear waivers to be sent to the minors. Raymond and Schultz each have one-year contracts and can be reassigned without waivers. The signings...
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Flames take down Jets
Fox News - about 2 years
Calgary, AB ( - Raphael Diaz scored the game-winning goal in the third period to guide the Calgary Flames in a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.David Jones, Mason Raymond, Sean Monahan and Brandon Bollig also scored for the Flames, who have won three of their last four
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Toronto, ON ( - Brad Stuart scored the game-winning goal in the second period and the San Jose Sharks continued to roll with a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Mike Brown, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, who have won six in a row and nine of 10. Antti Niemi made 28 stops in the win. Mason Raymond and Phil Kessel lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who have lost five straight. James Reimer allowed three goals on 40 shots in the loss.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
St. Paul, MN ( - Zach Parise and Jason Pominville both scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1, at Xcel Energy Center. After Parise lit the lamp as Minnesota's first shooter, Josh Harding stopped Mason Raymond and Phil Kessel before Pominville fired a wrister through the five-hole of Jonathan Bernier for the win. Parise scored the Wild's only goal in regulation, with the assists coming from Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle. Harding made 19 saves on 20 shots after entering the game in relief of an injured Niklas Backstrom. Toronto's Nazem Kadri crashed the net and made contact to the head of a defenseless Backstrom. The Minnesota netminder laid motionless on the ice for a few seconds before getting up and staying in the game for a few more minutes. Raymond tallied his sixth of the season on the power play in the second period, while Bernier stopped 33-of-34 ...
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Mason Raymond scores 2 goals and Maple Leafs topple Wild 4-1
Fox News - over 3 years
Tyler Bozak and the Toronto Maple Leafs spent a lot of time chasing the puck.
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Leafs move to 3-0 after comeback SO win against Sens
Fox News - over 3 years
Toronto, ON ( - Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak tallied shootout goals while Jonathan Bernier turned away both shots he faced to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators.
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Bozak, Raymond Lift Leafs Over Canadiens in Opener
NYTimes - over 3 years
Tyler Bozak scored a short-handed goal and Mason Raymond netted the winner in his first game with the Maple Leafs as Toronto spoiled the Montreal Canadiens' home opener with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.
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Tyler Bozak, Mason Raymond lift Leafs over Canadiens
USA Today - over 3 years
Mason Raymond got the game-winning goal in his first game with the Maple Leafs
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Maple Leafs' Clarkson continues to play in pre-season, sees value in extra work -
Google News - over 3 years
National Post Maple Leafs' Clarkson continues to play in pre-season, sees value in extra work TORONTO - David Clarkson's 10-game suspension means he won't make his Toronto Maple Leafs regular-season debut until Oct. 25. But that doesn't mean the right-winger won't be taking on a heavy workload from now until then. Coach Randy Carlyle ... Mason Raymond turns tryout into one-year deal with Maple Kessel suspended for three preseason gamesUSA TODAY Maple Leafs hoping to move on from Game 7 collapseMetroNews Canada The Hockey Writers -Toronto Star all 524 news articles »
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Toronto Maple Leafs sign left wing Mason Raymond to 1-year contract
Fox News - over 3 years
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract.
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Bolland has winner as Maple Leafs top Senators 3-2 in pre-season game
Yahoo News - over 3 years
OTTAWA - David Bolland scored the winner midway through the third period Thursday night while Mason Raymond chipped in with a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in NHL pre-season action.
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Professional tryouts become reality for Leafs' Raymond, other NHL veterans
Yahoo News - over 3 years
TORONTO - Over six seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Mason Raymond always approached training camp like he had to earn a place on the roster.
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Big third period pushes Canucks past Flames
Fox News - almost 4 years
Maxim Lapierre potted the game-winner as part of a three-goal third period that lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday at the Saddledome.Mason Raymond, Alexandre Burrows and Daniel Sedin each scored once, while Roberto Luongo stopped 40 shots for the Canucks, who have won four straight to push their lead to six points over the Minnesota Wild atop the Northwest Division
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Canucks edge Avalanche, stay hot in series
Fox News - almost 4 years
Alexandre Burrows' second-period marker proved to be the difference-maker, as the Vancouver Canucks continued their dominance over the Colorado Avalanche with a 3-2 victory on Sunday at Pepsi Center.Jason Garrison and Mason Raymond each scored once for the Canucks, who have won nine straight against the Avalanche
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Schneider hands Kings 2nd straight shutout loss; Canucks win 1-0 on Raymond's goal
Fox News - almost 4 years
Cory Schneider made 20 saves en route to his sixth NHL shutout, Mason Raymond scored in the first period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Saturday for their third straight victory.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mason Raymond
  • 2016
    Age 30
    On July 4, 2016, Raymond signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks.
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    Despite producing at a point-per-game in the AHL with Stockton, at the conclusion of the year, Raymond was placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames on June 29, 2016, and was bought-out from the final year of his contract the following day.
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  • 2015
    Age 29
    On the eve of the 2015–16 season, Raymond was placed on waivers, for the purpose of being sent down to the AHL.
    More Details Hide Details He cleared the following day and was assigned to the Stockton Heat. During the season, Raymond appeared in 29 games with the Flames, contributing with 5 points.
  • 2014
    Age 28
    In the second game of the 2014–15 season, Raymond scored the 100th goal of his NHL career as part of this third career hat trick to lead the Flames to a 5–2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
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  • 2013
    Age 27
    The Calgary Flames declined an opportunity to sign Raymond when he was a free agent in 2013, but the departure of Michael Cammalleri in 2014 left the team in need of a veteran forward.
    More Details Hide Details Calgary signed Raymond to a three-year contract worth $9.5 million.
    He experienced a "bounce-back season" in 2013–14, scoring 19 goals and 45 points in 82 games, his best statistics since the 2009–10 season with the Vancouver Canucks.
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    In September 2013, Raymond signed a try-out contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs then a one-year contract with the club.
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    He has as of January 6, 2013, made 1 point, the 1–0 goal against IK Oskarshamn on January 5.
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  • 2012
    Age 26
    On December 26, 2012, Swedish second-league team Örebro HK presented Raymond on an 11-game contract, starting on January 3, 2013.
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    In March 2012, he was made a healthy scratch for the first time in three years.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    Five-and-a-half months after sustaining his back injury, Raymond was set to return to the Canucks' lineup for a game against the Predators on December 1, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details However, the team failed to file the proper paperwork to the NHL by the 5 p.m. deadline, delaying Raymond's return until the following game. He recorded six points (three goals and three assists) in his first seven games back, but struggled to produce offensively for the remainder of the season.
    Unable to train on the ice or with weights, Raymond spent the 2011 off-season largely inactive, with the exception of cardiovascular workouts.
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  • 2010
    Age 24
    Following his 2010 playoff run with the Canucks, Raymond was added to Team Canada's roster for the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, his first international tournament.
    More Details Hide Details Joining the team midway through the tournament during the qualification round, he recorded his lone point of the tournament, an assist, on a goal by Matt Duchene during a 3–2 loss to the Czech Republic. The following game, Canada was eliminated in the quarterfinal by Russia, losing the game 5–2. Raymond was born in Cochrane, Alberta, a town west of Calgary, to parents Carol and Terry Raymond. He began skating when he was four on his family's backyard rink. Growing up, he was a Calgary Flames fan. He left home as a teenager for the 2003–04 season to play Junior A with the Camrose Kodiaks in Camrose, Alberta.
    Several months into the 2010–11 season, he suffered a broken thumb and missed 10 games in December 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Raymond struggled in the first year of his new contract and he was often demoted off of the second line. As a result, he finished with diminished season totals of 15 goals, 24 assists and 39 points over 70 games. On a team basis, the Canucks won their first-ever Presidents' Trophy, having accomplished the best regular-season record in the NHL that year. Entering the 2011 playoffs as the first seed in the West, they eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks in the first three rounds to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 17 years. During his first shift of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins, Raymond suffered a fractured vertebra after getting hit by opposing defenceman Johnny Boychuk. With Raymond's body twisted to try to retrieve a loose puck, he was engaged by Boychuk, who proceeded to hit him into the boards after the puck had gone by. Bent over at the time of the hit, Raymond collided with the boards tailbone-first. He was taken to the hospital after initially being helped off the ice. Raymond later described the injury as "the most pain he's been in ever." No penalty was called on the play nor did Boychuk receive any discipline from the league following the game, which drew public criticism from Canucks general manager Mike Gillis. Vancouver went on to lose Games 6 and 7 as Boston won the Stanley Cup.
    Becoming a restricted free agent on July 1, 2010, Raymond filed for salary arbitration after initially failing to come to terms with the Canucks.
    More Details Hide Details However, the two sides later agreed to a two-year, $5.1 million contract on July 26, 2010, before their arbitration hearing scheduled for the same day. The deal pays Raymond $2.5 million in the first year and $2.6 million in the second – a raise from his $760,000 salary from the previous season. It was reported the Canucks had proposed an annual $2.3 million salary, while Raymond had wanted $3.6 million.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    Midway through the 2009–10 season, Raymond recorded his first NHL hat trick with the game's final three goals in a 5–1 win against the Calgary Flames on December 27, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Raymond enjoyed a breakout campaign in his third NHL season, playing regularly on the Canucks' second line with centre Ryan Kesler and newly acquired winger Mikael Samuelsson. He finished with a career-high 25 goals, 28 assists and 53 points. Prior to the final game of the regular season, he was voted by the Canucks' booster club to receive the Fred J. Hume Award as the team's "unsung hero". The Canucks entered the 2010 playoffs as the third seed for the second consecutive year. Raymond contributed three goals and an assist over 12 post-season games as Vancouver was eliminated once again in the second round by the Blackhawks.
    In the ensuing 2009 playoffs, where the Canucks entered as the third seed in the Western Conference, Raymond scored his first NHL post-season goal in game three of the second round against the Chicago Blackhawks, a 3–1 win for the Canucks.
    More Details Hide Details Vancouver went on to be eliminated by the Blackhawks in six games. Raymond finished with two goals and an assist in 10 post-season contests.
    Midway through the season, he was named to the 2009 YoungStars Game in Montreal, helping the sophomores beat the rookie team 9–5.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his second NHL season with 11 goals and 12 assists in 72 games.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    Raymond married Megan (née Murray) in the summer of 2008. Megan gave birth to their son, Max, on April 8, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The Raymonds welcomed a second child, a daughter named Grace, on February 28th 2015.
    Raymond had a quick start to his second season in 2008–09, scoring 10 points in his first 13 games, but trailed off to add just 13 points for the remainder of the campaign.
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    On March 17, 2008, he suffered an injury after a knee-on-knee collision with defenceman Keith Ballard in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes, sidelining him for the final eight games of the season.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his rookie NHL campaign with 21 points in 49 games with the Canucks, while also recording seven goals and 17 points in 20 games with the Moose.
    A week later, he was reassigned to the Moose one last time on January 13, 2008, for three days, before remaining with the Canucks.
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    Known for his skating ability, Raymond won the fastest skater segment of the Canucks' 2008 SuperSkills Competition with a time of 14.283 seconds.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    Succeeding at the AHL level, Raymond recorded a five-point game with a hat trick and two assists during a match against the Rochester Americans on November 21, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The Canucks recalled him the following month on December 11 following injuries to forwards Brendan Morrison and Brad Isbister. The next day, he scored his first NHL goal in his first game back against goaltender Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks. The goal came assisted on a one-timer pass from Moose teammate Jason Jaffray, who had been called up from Manitoba the same day as Raymond. Later that game, he also assisted Jaffray's first NHL goal in the third period. The Canucks went on to win the game, 3–2.
    He returned to the Canucks on October 18, 2007, and was later returned to the Moose at the end of the month for a longer assignment.
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    The following season, Raymond made the Canucks' roster out of training camp and made his NHL debut on the team's top line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin. He picked up his first NHL point, an assist, in the season-opener against the San Jose Sharks on October 5, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Soon thereafter, he was sent down to the Moose for a two-day assignment after having been a healthy scratch.
    In the subsequent 2007 playoffs, he added an assist in 13 games, as the Moose were eliminated by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the second round.
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    Raymond chose to forgo his final two years of college eligibility to turn professional and signed an amateur tryout contract with the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. He scored his first AHL goal in his debut with the Moose on March 23, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The goal was the game winner against goaltender Stefan Liv with four minutes remaining in a 3–2 victory against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Following his second AHL game, the Canucks signed him to an NHL contract. He completed his 11-game regular season in the AHL with two goals and two assists.
  • 2005
    Age 19
    Following his draft, he joined the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Scoring 11 goals and 28 points over 40 games, he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team for the 2005–06 season.
    More Details Hide Details In his sophomore campaign, Raymond led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 goals, 32 assists and 46 points. Raymond's points total was good for second in league scoring behind Jonathan Toews. He received WCHA Player of the Week honours twice and was awarded the Mike Seiler Award, as the Bulldogs' Most Valuable Player. His college career ended after the Bulldogs were eliminated by the St. Cloud State Huskies in the second round of the WCHA playoffs.
    Raymond was selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round, 51st overall.
    More Details Hide Details He was draft-eligible in 2004, but opted out due to his low ranking at the time. He was scouted by Canucks general manager Dave Nonis as a fast skater with the puck who needed to work on his strength.
    Raymond returned to action as the Kodiaks advanced to the national level at the 2005 Royal Bank Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He led the tournament in scoring with 10 points (4 goals and 6 assists) over 5 games as Camrose finished as runner-up to the tournament host Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Kodiaks later retired Raymond's number 9 prior to their season-opening game against the Okotoks Oilers on September 10, 2010.
    Though he missed the final against the British Columbia Hockey League's Surrey Eagles, the Kodiaks won without him and advanced to the 2005 Royal Bank Cup, Canada's national Junior A tournament.
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    He added 20 points in 15 post-season games as the Kodiaks captured the Rogers Wireless Cup as league champions to advance to the 2005 Doyle Cup, Canada's Pacific Junior A regional championship.
    More Details Hide Details During the competition, Raymond was hospitalized with fatigue and dehydration that decreased his weight to 150 pounds.
  • 2004
    Age 18
    Raymond went on to lead the AJHL in scoring with 41 goals and was named league MVP in 2004–05.
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    As a result, Raymond remained in Camrose, signing a letter of intent in November 2004 to join the Minnesota-Duluth the following year for the 2005–06 season.
    More Details Hide Details Several other National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) schools had recruited Raymond as well, including the University of Denver, Western Michigan University and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He chose the Bulldogs because he knew that, with 11 seniors leaving their team the following season, he would have the biggest role with that club.
  • 2003
    Age 17
    After playing AAA midget with the Strathmore Bisons of the Foothills Bisons Hockey Association, Raymond began a two-year Junior A career with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL in 2003–04.
    More Details Hide Details Raymond had been hesitant about pursuing his career due to a lack of interest from major junior teams, but his friend Dan Bertram encouraged him to play with him in Camrose. Bertram also played midget with Raymond and went on to be a Chicago Blackhawks draft pick, three selections after him. Raymond posted a team-high 27 goals and 62 points as a rookie, including six game winning goals. Following his first junior season, Raymond was recruited by the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Having earned an athletic scholarship, he had the choice of playing one more season with Camrose or to make the jump to the college ranks. He consulted with Kodiaks head coach Boris Rybalka and was challenged to improve at the Junior A level before moving to Minnesota-Duluth.
  • 1985
    Born on September 17, 1985.
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