|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
|NHL Team||Vancouver Canucks|
|Born||September 17 1985
|NHL Draft||51st overall, 2005
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Raymond was one of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL)'s top scorers, playing with the Camrose Kodiaks for two seasons. He posted a team-high 27 goals and 62 points, including 6 game winning goals, in his first junior season, then improved to a league-high 41 goals in 2004–05. The Kodiaks finished the AJHL season with a Rogers Wireless Cup as league champions and went on to also capture the the 2005 Doyle Cup as the Canadian Junior 'A' Pacific champions.
Raymond was drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round, 51st overall. Upon being drafted, Raymond joined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)'s University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team. In his sophomore season, Raymond led the Bulldogs in scoring with team-highs of 14 goals, 32 assists and 46 points. Raymond's points total, good for third overall in the league, included a league-leading 28 powerplay points. He was twice anointed WCHA Player of the Week and was awarded the Mike Seiler Award, as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Raymond chose to forego his final two years of college eligibility to turn pro and reported to the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) to finish the 2006–07 AHL season. He scored his first AHL goal in his debut with the Moose on March 23, 2007 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The following season, Raymond made the Canucks' roster out of training camp and picked up his first NHL point in a season-opening losing effort against the San Jose Sharks on October 5, 2007. Nine games into the season, he was assigned to the Manitoba Moose, but was recalled in December and scored his first NHL goal in his first game back on December 12 against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks. Later that game, he also assisted on Moose teammate Jason Jaffray's first NHL goal.
Known for his skating ability, Raymond won the Canucks' fastest skater segment of the team's SuperSkills Competition with a time of 14.283 seconds. He finished his rookie NHL season appearing in 49 games with the Canucks and recording 21 points. Playing in his second season, Raymond was named to the sophomore team for the 2009 YoungStars Game in Montreal. After completing a 23-point regular season, he scored his first NHL playoff goal in game three of the second round against the Chicago Blackhawks, a 3–1 win for the Canucks.
|2005–06||University of Minnesota Duluth||WCHA||40||11||17||28||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Minnesota Duluth||WCHA||39||14||32||46||45||—||—||—||—||—|
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