The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly agreed to terms with Mason Raymond on a one year, two-way deal. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that Raymond will make $675K at the NHL level and $225K in the AHL. Dean Molberg of the FAN 960 was the first to report Raymond had signed in Anaheim.
Raymond spent the last two seasons with Calgary after signing a three year deal with the Flames in the 2014 offseason. Last year, he picked up four goals and an assist in 29 NHL games before being waived and sent to Stockton of the AHL. He was much better at that level, picking up six goals and nine helpers in 15 games.
The Flames opted to buy out the final year of Raymond’s contract at a cost and cap hit of $1.05MM for each of the next two seasons.
Raymond’s best season came with Toronto in 2013-14 where he played under Randy Carlyle, who was named Anaheim’s head coach last month.
The Ducks have several vacancies up front and Raymond could presumably fit in anywhere from the second to fourth lines. However, the fact that he received a two-way deal would suggest that GM Bob Murray intends to bring in several more players this offseason to fight for those roles and that Raymond’s spot on the roster is far from a guarantee.