Mason Raymond was born September 17, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. The second round, 51st overall selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Raymond is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
A speedy and gifted forward, Raymond began playing at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2005-06, but didn't break out offensively until his second year with the club when he led the club in scoring with 46 points. Raymond became a pro in 2007-08 when he split his time between the Vancouver Cancuks and their AHL affiliate in Manitoba. In his 49 NHL games, Raymond tallied nine goals and twelve assists.
After struggling with injuries during the 2012-13 season, Mason was signed to a tryout contract with the Toronto Maple Leaf prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. He impressed enough that he would be signed to a one year deal with the team.
By the conclusion of a bounce back season with the Maple Leafs, Raymond stayed healthy and played 82 games. He also put up 19 goals and 46 points. This was good enough for the Calgary Flames to sign Mason to a three year contract as an unrestricted free agent.