|Assets:||Has exceptional skating ability, speed and offensive instincts. Also has a an underrated shot. Is equally adept at scoring goals and setting up linemates from either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat lacking in the strength required to win puck battles on a consistent basis. Therefore, he needs to keep adding strength. Injuries are also an issue with him.|
|Career Potential:||Speedy, versatile scoring winger.|
|9/23/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|9/08/2013||Invited to training camp by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|4/06/2013||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|4/01/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/26/2012||Signed with Orebro HK (Sweden).|
|7/09/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|12/04/2011||Missed 25 games (fractured vertebrae).|
|10/05/2011||Fractured vertebrae, injured reserve.|
|3/10/2011||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|3/08/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/02/2011||Missed 10 games (broken thumb).|
|12/11/2010||Broken thumb, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/08/2010||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/26/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 8 games of the regular season (knee injury).|
|3/18/2008||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/16/2008||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|1/13/2008||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|12/11/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/30/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/18/2007||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/16/2007||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|3/17/2007||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to an entry-level contract.|
|9/23/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round (51st overall) in 2005.|
Raymond's next goal will be his 20th | 03/15/2014 11:48 AM
NewsMason Raymond's next goal will be his 20th of the season.
ImpactIf he gets it, Raymond will have reached the 20-goal plateau for only the second time in his career. He scored 25 for the Canucks in 2009-10. About comparing his Toronto success to his days in Vancouver, Raymond has this to say: I'm not really going to compare with what happened way back when, but just continue to do everything I can to help the team win." That's what you want to hear from a player. If Raymond is still available in your fantasy pool you should pick him up for your bench.
Raymond scores in win | 03/14/2014 3:46 AM
NewsMason Raymond scored a shorthanded goal in Toronto's 3-2 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.
ImpactRaymond now has 19 goals and 21 assists in 68 games this season. Defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson also scored for the Leafs, while Nazem Kadri registered two assists in the victory.
Mason Raymond contributes two assists Tuesday | 03/12/2014 10:00 AM
NewsMason Raymond earned two assists in Toronto's 6-2 loss to San Jose on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has two goals and four points in his last five games. Raymond has collected 18 goals and 39 points in 67 appearances with the Leafs this season, which is very good value for the $1 million salary he is earning.
Mason Raymond nets 17th in loss to Jackets | 03/03/2014 9:50 PM
NewsMason Raymond scored his 17th goal of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Maple Leafs dropped a 2-1 decision to Columbus Monday night.
ImpactRaymond has enjoyed a nice renaissance with the Leafs, which should make him a reasonably sought-after commodity when he hits free agency during the summer. Joffrey Lupul and Morgan Rielly picked up assists on the tally.
Mason Raymond wants to contribute more | 01/28/2014 7:40 AM
NewsMason Raymond has three goals in his last 26 games after scoring 10 markers in his first 28 contests this season.
Impact"The team is doing better and that's most important. But it's frustrating," he said. "There have been some chances where I have not capitalized and that has made a difference." Raymond has generated 32 points in 54 matches, but he wants to contribute more.
Goals have dried up for Mason Raymond | 01/15/2014 8:53 AM
NewsMason Raymond has potted two goals in his last 20 games.
ImpactHe has 12 markers and 28 points in 48 contests this year, but he's been cold offensively since late December. Raymond will need to pick up his game in the second half if he wants to earn an extension from the Leafs.
Mason Raymond on pace for best NHL season | 12/21/2013 11:19 AM
NewsMaple Leafs forward Mason Raymond has 11 goals and 25 points in 37 games this season and is on pace to either match or exceed career-highs in goals, assists, points and ice-time.
ImpactThe 28-year-old has been one of the few bright spots in Toronto this season. Among the more consistent and versatile options in the Toronto lineup, Raymond has not gone more than four games without a point and is tied for second in December scoring after leading the team in November. He is averaging what would be a career-high of more than 18 minutes. With the increased opportunity, Raymond is on pace to best the career year he had in 2009-10. That season, playing mostly alongside Ryan Kesler with the Canucks, he totaled 25 goals and 53 points, numbers he's in line to match or even exceed this season. Is he a better player now? "I like to think I have more experience and have learned from a lot of situations that I've been through," said Raymond, his recovery from broken vertebrae in his back and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 among the challenges and experiences.
Mason Raymond finds net for 11th time | 12/18/2013 12:24 AM
NewsToronto Maple Leafs winger Mason Raymond scored his 11th goal of the season - the Buds' only tally = in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.
ImpactRaymond has six points in his last four games. Overall, he has 25 points in 36 games on the season, making him one of the best bargains of free agency.
Mason Raymond scores in a losing effort | 12/01/2013 11:03 AM
NewsMason Raymond scored a goal in a 4-2 defeat against Montreal on Saturday.
ImpactRaymond ended a four-game scoring drought with his 18th point in 27 games. He might challenge his career-high of 53 points before the 2013-14 campaign is over.
Mason Raymond records two points Saturday | 11/17/2013 11:16 AM
NewsMason Raymond scored a goal and registered an assist in a 4-2 victory Saturday.
ImpactRaymond is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 15 points in 20 games this season. Although he hasn't recorded more than 39 points in any of his previous three campaigns, he is averaging a career-high 18:48 minutes per contest in 2013-14. With that in mind, he might actually come close to maintaining his current pace this season.
Mason Raymond the lone scorer for Leafs | 11/13/2013 10:49 PM
NewsMason Raymond scored the lone Toronto goal in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout defeat at the hands of the Wild in Minnesota.
ImpactRaymond's career definitely seems to have been rejuvenated by his arrival to Toronto, but his status beyond this season is in doubt. Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly each drew assists on the lone Leafs goal.
M. Raymond will return to Vancouver Saturday | 11/01/2013 8:55 AM
NewsMason Raymond isn't sure what to expect or how he'll feel Saturday night when he plays against his ex-teammates in Vancouver.
Impact"Right now, the entire situation hasn't really set in yet so I don't know what I'll feel," he said. "I started my career in Vancouver. I started my family there. I still have a lot of good friends there. So, maybe it's a fun experience, but it will be different for sure." Raymond could have a chip on his shoulder entering the game as well after the Canucks let him walk as a free agent. He signed a one-year, $1-million deal with Toronto, where he has notched five goals and 11 points in 14 matches.
Raymond thriving on Leafs' first line | 10/19/2013 12:13 PM
NewsMason Raymond has been thriving on the Maple Leafs' first line.
ImpactWith the injury to James van Riemsdyk, Toronto coach Randy Carlyle had to shuffle his lines. One of the beneficiaries of that was Raymond who is getting the chance to skate alongside Phil Kessel and Tyer Bozak. he has two goals and four points in his last three games. If Raymond is available as a FA you might want to consider him as a short-term pickup.
Mason Raymond continues solid start | 10/15/2013 9:37 PM
NewsMason Raymond notched two goals and took two penalty minutes in the Leafs' 4-1 victory over Minnesota Tuesday night.
ImpactEarning his eight point in seven games, the 28-year-old center appears to be a bargain in both fantasy and real life. Raymond signed a $1-million deal in training camp and is owned in just 23% of Yahoo leagues
Raymond's spinarama upsets Paul MacLean | 10/06/2013 10:53 AM
NewsMason Raymond's spinarama shootout goal against Ottawa on Saturday pissed off Senators coach Paul MacLean.
ImpactMacLean gave the referees an earful after it was allowed. "I think it's a very unfair play for the goaltender for the guy to come in and blow snow on him," MacLean said. "To me, he came to a full stop and the puck went backwards and came forwards, but that's me. I'm only a fisherman from Nova Scotia, so I don't know nothin' about nothin'." The spinarama has been a source of controversy, but it's still allowed. This isn't the first time Raymond has used that tactic and it helped the Maple Leafs pick up an extra point in this instance.
| 10/06/2013 12:35 AM
NewsMason Raymond notched three points in the Maple Leafs' 5-4 win in the shootout over the Senators on Saturday night.
ImpactThe forward scored and added two assists. It's amazing that Raymond had to earn his way on an NHL team through a tryout. It's a great win for the Leafs in that they came back from a 4-2 deficit midway through the game. Nazem Kadri (goal and assist), Joffrey Lupul (goal and assist) and James van Riemsdyk , who had the tying goal early in the third period, were the other goal scorers.
Mason Raymond scores winner in Leafs debut | 10/02/2013 8:45 AM
NewsMason Raymond's first regular-season goal with the Maple Leafs held up as the game winner Tuesday night.
ImpactRaymond racked up points with Toronto during the preseason during his training camp tryout en route to earning a one-year deal with the club. He lined up on the third line and accounted for five shots in his debut appearance.
Raymond leads Buds in pre-season scoring | 09/28/2013 12:06 PM
NewsMason Raymond leads Toronto in pre-season scoring with five points.
ImpactThe winger just signed a one-year contract for $1 million after a successful professional tryout. Raymond could be a nice surprise if he gets the chance to play on one of Toronto's top lines, which he may do while David Clarkson is suspended. Keep an eye on him, though. He could register 40-50 points in the right circumstance.
Agent: Mason Raymond has signed with Leafs | 09/23/2013 4:16 PM
NewsAccording to his agent, J.P. Barry, Mason Raymond has signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Chris Johnston on Twitter
ImpactRaymond has been impressive at training camp during his professional tryout. He has made contributions offensively and defensively, while displaying his tremendous speed. His deal with Toronto is worth $1 million.
Mason Raymond plays on a line with Kessel | 09/22/2013 10:50 AM
NewsMason Raymond played alongside Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak on Saturday.
ImpactRaymond is with the Maple Leafs on a tryout basis. He's got a decent shot of making the team, but if he does, he'll probably serve primarily as a bottom-six forward.
Mason Raymond may earn his way onto Leafs | 09/20/2013 8:38 AM
NewsMason Raymond is making a strong case for himself to get a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
ImpactHe scored his second goal of the preseason and registered an assist in Toronto's 3-2 win over Ottawa on Thursday night. Raymond has showcased his excellent speed in both of his exhibition appearances. His wheels give him a decided edge in the race for a roster spot.
Mason Raymond scores in pre-season contest | 09/16/2013 11:26 AM
NewsMason Raymond displayed plenty of speed and scored on a breakaway in Toronto's 4-3 pre-season win over Philadelphia Sunday night.
ImpactSo he came as advertised. Raymond is attending Toronto's camp on a tryout and depending on his salary demands, which should be low compared to the 2.275 million he made with Vancouver last year, then he could end up signing with the Leafs.
Leafs invite Mason Raymond to camp | 09/09/2013 10:02 AM
NewsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have invited Mason Raymond to training camp on a professional tryout.
ImpactThe speedy forward recorded 10 goals and 22 points with the Vancouver Canucks last season, but it wasn't enough for the team to retain his services once his one-year deal worth $2.275 million expired. If he does end up landing a spot with the Leafs then he will probably be making less than that.
Mason Raymond still looking for another team | 08/19/2013 12:34 PM
NewsVancouver reportedly hasn't shown any interest in bringing back unrestricted free agent Mason Raymond.
ImpactThe Canucks want to be tougher to play against and Raymond's game is mostly about speed. He'll probably have to sign elsewhere at a cheaper price once teams begin training camp.
Raymond out Saturday with shoulder injury | 04/01/2013 3:37 PM
NewsMason Raymond is dealing with a sore shoulder.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactRaymond has been ruled out for Monday's game. He has nine goals and 18 points in 35 games this season.
Mason Raymond nets game-winner Saturday | 03/23/2013 6:59 PM
NewsMason Raymond scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
ImpactVancouver and Los Angeles combined for just 33 shots on goal. Jordan Schroeder and Jannik Hansen each registered an assist on Raymond's goal.
Mason Raymond looks great at center vs Kings | 03/03/2013 9:24 AM
NewsThe experiment of Mason Raymond at center has been successful so far.
ImpactWith Ryan Kesler suffering a broken foot Raymond was called upon to center the Canucks second line Saturday and he stepped up with a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating lining up against Mike Richards and the Kings second line. The injury to Kesler certainly creates an opportunity for the talented Raymond and so far he appears to be taking full advantage.
Mason Raymond to move to center for Canucks | 03/02/2013 12:04 PM
NewsWith Ryan Kesler out (foot), the Canucks have undergone a significant lineup change.
ImpactMason Raymond, a natural winger, will center the teams' second line between Jannik Hansen and Chris Higgins. "I have played it from time to time, but not a ton," Raymond said. "I've spent the majority of my career on the wing. I talked with Manny and a few guys about (face-offs). But when you have your wingers coming in and helping out, it's key." It should make things interesting against the L.A. Kings tonight, especially if Raymond is on the ice much against their star centre Anze Kopitar.
Mason Raymond produces two points Thursday | 02/08/2013 2:00 AM
NewsMason Raymond generated a power-play goal and an assist on Thursday in Vancouver's 4-1 win versus Minnesota.
ImpactRaymond has six points in 10 games this campaign. Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen also tallied goals for the Canucks in the contest.
Mason Raymond bouncing back to old form | 01/27/2013 9:38 AM
NewsMason Raymond is taking advantage of increased ice time in Vancouver as a result of the many injuries the team has endured.
ImpactThe absences of David Booth and Ryan Kesler have opened up more quality ice time for Raymond, who has recorded three goals in the season's first four games. The speedy forward tallied 25 times and recorded 53 points in his career-best 2009-10 season, but injuries derailed his progression. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, Raymond now seems to be regaining his old form.
Mason Raymond has a chip on his shoulder | 01/16/2013 6:16 PM
NewsMason Raymond feels he has something to prove this season, and with Vancouver's second line in shambles, he should get an opportunity on a scoring line to begin the year.
Impact"I've got a chip on my shoulder but I want to show it on the ice," Raymond said Tuesday. "Do you want a pay cut? Nobody wants a pay cut. I feel like I've got things to prove and the best way to do that is go on the ice and score some goals." He has scored 25 goals over the past two years after netting 25 during his breakout campaign in 2009-10. Vancouver took him to arbitration in the off-season to get his salary dropped from $2.6 million to $2.275 million. The Canucks won't have Ryan Kesler or David Booth because of injuries when they open the season on Saturday, so Raymond will have to get his way into the top-six forward group over his rotating linemates. He skated with Andrew Ebbett, Jordan Schroeder and Zack Kassian on Tuesday.
Mason Raymond played one game in Sweden | 01/07/2013 2:16 PM
NewsMason Raymond played only one game for Orebro HK of the Swedish Allsvenskan League.
ImpactRaymond was one of four Vancouver Canucks to play in Europe, albeit only one game as he joined Jannik Hansen, Dale Wiese and Cory Schneider overseas. It should be interesting to see how the Canucks come out of the shoot as the regular season starts with the vast majority of its players not playing since the 2012 playoffs. Raymond was plus-one in the game he played with nary a point.
|Goals||2||vs. Min||Oct 15||2|
|Assists||4||vs. Chi||Dec 14||1|
|Points||4||vs. Chi||Dec 14||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Dec 3||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:at LA||last:Mar 13||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||6 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Jan 18||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Dec 14||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at LA||Mar 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:at LA||last:Mar 13||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Mtl||Jan 18||7|
|Penalty Minutes||48||2009-10 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2009-10 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Van)|
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