Raymond, who was raised in Cochrane, Alberta, 15 minutes west of Calgary, had ten goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 46 games last season with the Vancouver Canucks. He was also a +2 and was second on the Canucks with four power play goals.
Throughout his six year career in the National Hockey League, all with the Canucks, Raymond has 80 goals and 98 assists for 178 points in 374 games played.
Raymond joins Calgary native Joe Colborne as players trying to crack the Maple Leafs this season. The Maple Leafs are coming off a disappointing 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Toronto was leading Boston 4-1 in the third period of game seven of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals before the Bruins scored four unanswered goals in a comeback for the ages.
Having fresh blood like Raymond join the Maple Leafs this season may be a positive because he was not part of the bitter disappointment the Maple Leafs faced a season ago.