Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery Dies At Age 35
Just tragic news for the hockey world today.
Former Stanley Cup winning NHL goaltender Ray Emery had his life tragically end after he drowned in Lake Ontario, Hamilton police confirmed.
Emery went swimming off of a boat, and his friends called emergency services at about 6 a.m. on Sunday when he didn’t resurface. Police confirmed later Sunday that Emery’s body was recovered at 2:50 p.m.
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 pic.twitter.com/QpD2tNwDzs
— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) July 15, 2018
“His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen,” Hamilton police said in a statement. “Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending (an autopsy).”
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas called Emery’s passing “sad and shocking” in a statement.
“… Ray’s smile and intelligence made him a magnetic personality,” Dubas said. “You always rooted for him to reach his vast potential even as he went through the many ups and downs of his playing career.
“My deepest condolences to his family and friends for their loss. He will be missed.”
Emery played 11 seasons in the NHL.