The Checkers have lost another defenseman as Bobby Raymond has agreed to terms with Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL (German league).
Raymond becomes the third defenseman that the Checkers have lost in this years offseason (Justin Krueger and Marc-Andre Gragnani).
This will mark Raymond’s second stint in Europe, as the 5-foot-10, 185-pound blueliner spent one season in France following the conclusion of his collegiate career at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Since then, he had split the following three campaigns between Charlotte and Binghamton in the AHL and in Florida of the ECHL, where he played last season prior to joining the Checkers.
With the departures of Raymond, Krueger, and Gragnani; the Checkers are down to Rasmus Rissanen, Austin Levi, Danny Biega, Ryan Murphy (candidate for call-up), Tommi Kivisto, and Beau Schmitz as active members of the Checkers roster. However, Keegan Lowe should join the team next year and it is likely that Michal Jordan and Brett Bellemore (both RFA's) are resigned.
In 49 games (including the AHL playoffs), Raymond recorded 6 goals, 16 assists, and 22 points.