Jul 3, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT
Speedy winger Mason Raymond, a pending unrestricted free agent, is drawing good interest from teams, agent JP Barry tells News 1130 Sports in Vancouver.
Raymond is not expected to return to the Canucks for next season. The 27-year-old was seen as a rising star in 2009-10 when he scored 25 goals in 82 games; however, his production has fallen in recent campaigns while facing criticism for operating too much on the perimeter, and also for some questionable decision-making with the puck.
In 2013, Raymond had 10 goals in 46 games. With a larger role in the offense, and if he can stay healthy, it’s feasible he could get back above the 20-goal mark.
Raymond earned $2.28 million last year.
“I think I’ll have some good discussions about Mason,” Barry told The Province recently. “He’s got a lot of speed and he had a good season. Also, the UFA market is not a deep one this year.”
- Jonathan Toews talks about the Patrick Kane situation 3
- Voynov detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 10
- Ex-‘Hawks goalie Raanta tees off on former club 31
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls 119
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? 82
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 22
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- Report: Hawks feel Kane ‘disrespected’ team, have received trade calls (119)
- Hawks’ biggest question: What happens with Patrick Kane? (82)
- Report: Hawks’ Kane has not been asked to waive his no-move clause (47)
- Lucic jokes about running through Rask ‘like I did (to) another goalie’ (42)
- It’s Chicago Blackhawks day at PHT (41)