Former University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog Makes Canadian Olympic Hockey Team
Former Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog Mason Raymond will be representing his home country of Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
With current NHL players being barred from participating in the 2018 Olympics, countries have to resort to other measures to fill out their rosters. Team Canada announced the roster that they will take to the Olympics, and Mason Raymond was one of the 25.
Raymond played his college hockey right here in Duluth, where he played two seasons for the Bulldogs from 2005-07. The forward from Cochrane, Alberta amassed 25 goals and 49 assists for 74 points in his two seasons in Duluth. Raymond went on to play for the Vancouver Canucks, the team that drafted him with the 51st overall pick in the 2005 NHL entry draft.
Raymond recently signed with SC Bern in the National League, which is the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system. That allowed for him to try out for the Canadian Olympic Team. Raymond has 13 goals and 12 assists in 25 games played for SC Bern this season according to the team website.