Former NHL goalie Ray Emery dead at 35

The former Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers goalie drowned in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday

Brayton Wilson
July 15, 2018 - 10:52 pm

Photo: Eric Hartline - USA TODAY Sports


Former National Hockey League goaltender Ray Emery was found dead on Sunday at the age of 35 after drowning in Hamilton Harbor in Hamilton, Ontario.

According to Hamilton Police, Emery was reported missing shortly after 6 a.m. while swimming in the harbor. At 2:50 p.m., search and rescue clues were able to locate Emery's body in close proximity to where he was last seen.

Emery had reportedly been swimming with several friends in his hometown on Sunday morning. They had identified Emery as the victim shortly after his body was recovered.

Emery spent parts of 11 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, and Chicago Blackhawks. In 287 games played in the NHL, Emery registered a 145-86-28 record with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He was a William M. Jennings winner during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, and won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks that year.

Emery was a fourth round pick of the Senators back in the 2001 NHL Draft.

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