Cochrane now has two athletes slated to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Former NHLer Mason Raymond will be part of Canada's men's hockey team competing in the Pyeongchang Olympics in February, it was announced today.

He will be among the former NHLers selected for the 25-player roster of 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goalies. Former Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque, ex-Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers centre Derek Roy and Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens were also named to the team.

"It has been an exciting journey to arrive at this 25-player roster," general manager Sean Burke said in a statement released by Hockey Canada. "We have a very special group of talented players and staff who are ready to compete in South Korea."

Cochrane native Raymond, 32, has been part of Canada's men's team for the last two seasons and has two Spengler Cup wins under his belt.

His nine-year career in the NHL ended with the Anaheim Ducks early last season. He's best known for his long tenure with the Vancouver Canucks, where he made an appearance in the Stanley Cup final. He also played one season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and two with the Calgary Flames. In addition to being part of Team Canada, he joined SC Bern of the Swiss National League this season.

In 546 NHL regular season games, he accumulated 115 goals and 136 assists. In 63 post-season games, largely with the Vancouver Canucks, he scored eight goals and had 17 assists.

He first played hockey with the Cochrane Minor Hockey Association and went on to play AAA bantam (Xtreme) in Airdrie, AAA midget in Strathmore (Bisons), AJHL with the Camrose Kodiaks, NCAA with the University of Minnesota/Duluth and AHL Manitoba Moose before becoming a Canuck.

Cochranite Tristan Walker is also representing Canada in the 2018 games. It will be his third Olympic appearance as part of Canada's luge team.

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