Report: Ducks to sign Mason Raymond (Updated)
Three years ago, Mason Raymond revived his career in Toronto under then-head coach Randy Carlyle.
Now it sounds like a reunion might be in the cards -- in Anaheim.
Per Calgary’s Fan 960 radio, Raymond is on the verge of signing with the Ducks, just days after the Flames bought out the last of his three-year, $9.45 million deal.
Earlier today, Vancouver’s News 1130 reported that Raymond was “close” to signing with a new NHL team.
Update: Contract details, per TVA...
The 30-year-old has fallen on hard times since scoring 19 goals and 45 points under Carlyle in ’13-14. Raymond parlayed that season into a nice payday from his hometown Flames, but struggled to make an impact and stay in the lineup.
Last season, he had just four goals in 29 games and was eventually placed on waivers, finishing out the year in AHL Stockton.
Anaheim would be a good landing spot for the speedy winger. Carlyle is back in the mix as head coach, having taken over from Bruce Boudreau, and the deal would also reunite Raymond with former Canucks teammates Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa.
What’s more, the Ducks do have some spots available up front.
Chris Stewart exited via free agency, signing in Minnesota, while David Perron signed in St. Louis and Jamie McGinn in Arizona. The club also failed to make a qualifying offer for RFA Brandon Pirri, and has yet to re-sign veteran UFAs like Shawn Horcoff or Mike Santorelli.