NHL Twitter was ablaze Sunday afternoon with an unconfirmed report that former Flyers goalie Ray Emery passed away in what appears to have been a drowning.
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
Well, it has unfortunately been confirmed:
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 was a decent goalie for the Flyers (2009-2010, 2013-2015), though most of his success came as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He did, however win a Stanley cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, a season in which he shared the William M. Jennings Trophy with teammate Corey Crawford.
My favorite memory of Ray Emery’s time as a Flyer came from a blowout 7-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on November 1st, 2013.
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Holtby never had a chance. RIP, Razor.