PLAYER BIO Drafted in the second round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft from the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Mason Raymond began his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks in the 2007-08 season. He recorded 21 points (9 G, 12 A) in 49 games during his rookie campaign. Known for his high end speed and offensive skill, he would go on to play 5 more seasons with the Canucks before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013. Raymond joined the Calgary Flames via Free Agency prior to the 2014-15 season. Over 86 games played in a Flames jersey, he collected 16 goals and 12 assists for a total of 28 points to go along with 16 PIM. He would finish up his time in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in 2016-17 before embarking on a career overseas in Switzerland. Internationally, Raymond represented Canada on three occasions: the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, the 2016 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
PERSONAL BIO: The great game of hockey has taught me a number of skills that are transferable to my everyday life today and that I am forever grateful for. Lessons from being a team player, setting personal goals, a positive mind and overcoming adversity continually influence me in all parts of my work and personal life. I feel very fortunate to have enhanced these skills during my NHL career and look forward to further developing them throughout my life. People often ask what retirement life is like and what I’m doing with all my free time…simply put, life is busier than ever and I’m enjoying every minute of it! Since hockey concluded, I have gone back to my roots by creating an agricultural enterprise that involves the cattle business, farming and ranching. I am also in partnerships in a number of businesses associated with that. I love spending time with my family, which consists of my wife Megan, son Max (8), and daughter Grace (5). Spending time at Lake Windermere as a family is one of our favorite family getaways. I help coach Max’s hockey Novice team. Grace loves swimming and gymnastics and anything her big brother does. A favorite memory of being a Calgary Flame is just that. I grew up loving everything about the Flames, so being able to wear that jersey was simply an honor and something I will always cherish!