Former NHL goalie Ray Emery dead at 35

July 15, 2018 - 10:52 pm

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.

At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former @NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending a PM.

— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) July 15, 2018

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.

Friends and first responders have identified victim in early morning drowning at the Hamilton Harbour as former @NHL goalie Ray Emery. Ray played the @ottawasenators, @NHLBlackhawks, @AnaheimDucks and the @NHLFlyers. He was swimming with several friends & never surfaced #HamOnt

— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) July 15, 2018

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.

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk issues statement on the passing of Ray Emery:

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ray’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Razor.

— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 15, 2018

The NHLPA’s players and staff send our heartfelt condolences to Ray Emery’s family and friends, following the terrible tragedy that occurred earlier today. Ray will be missed by his many friends within the hockey community.

— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 15, 2018
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