NHL roundup: Canucks re-sign RaymondBy The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Mon, Jul 9, 2012 6:40 PM EDT
The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Mason Raymond to a one-year, $2.275 million deal, TSN reported Monday. By re-signing Raymond, the Canucks avoided an arbitration hearing. Raymond, 26, had 10 goals and 10 assists in 55 regular-season games this past season. He missed the first two months of the season while recovering from a broken vertebrae sustained in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. --- Goalie Michael Houser, who was named the most outstanding player in the Ontario Hockey League this past season while playing for the London Knights, signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers, the Knights announced through Twitter. Houser had a 2.47 goals-against average, had six shutouts and a .925 save percentage while playing in 62 of London's 68 games. Houser, 19, came to London, which is located in Ontario, as a free agent in 2009-10. He was passed over twice during in the OHL draft, partly because he has a club foot. ---New Minnesota Wild free-agent acquisitions defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise were formally introduced in front of a couple hundred people inside Gate 1 of the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. "Chaos" is how Suter described the setting Monday, according to NHL.com. "It kind of caught me off guard; I didn't think there were going to be that many [media members] out there."
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