Sep 9, 2013, 2:58 PM EST
A former 25-goal scorer for the Vancouver Canucks, Mason Raymond’s goal is now to “earn a spot” with the Maple Leafs after Toronto handed the speedy winger a professional tryout.
Raymond spoke to Sportsnet 590’s David Alter recently (audio) and, among other things, said he never really entertained any offers to go play in Europe.
The 27-year-old unrestricted free agent also commented on his injury history, which includes a fractured vertebrae suffered during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final versus Boston.
“Injuries are part of the game,” he said. “I’ve had a few, and I’ll probably have a few more.
“You fight through those, get stronger from them.”
Last year, Raymond had 10 goals in 46 games for the Vancouver Canucks.
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