Canadian professional ice hockey player

Ray Emery is ...

Born 28 Sep 1982 in Hamilton
Died 15 Jul 2018 in Hamilton
Age35 years, 9 months
Height1.88m (6 ft, 2 in)
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
Ray Emery, ice hockey goaltender of the Ottawa Senators, Chris Phillips in background

About Ray Emery

Raymond Robert Emery (September 28, 1982 – July 15, 2018) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eleven seasons. Emery was chosen 99th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2006–07 season, he led the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals. It was the Senators' first appearance in the finals since 1927. He won a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013. Emery received numerous awards and accolades. In April 2013, he won the William M. Jennings Trophy along with teammate Corey Crawford, awarded to the goaltender or goaltenders who give up the fewest goals in the season. Emery finished the 2012–13 season with a 1.94 goals against average and a 0.922 save percentage. His 17 wins included 12 straight to start the year, the best such streak in NHL history. Emery was a two-time Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy finalist for his dedication and perseverance. His teammates and fans often referred to him as "Razor" or "Sugar Ray" for his aggressive playing style.


On July 15, 2018, Emery went swimming with friends near the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton, Ontario. He jumped off a boat and friends called emergency services at approximately 6:00 AM when he did not resurface. His body was found at about 2:50 PM that same day, about 20 yards from where he went into the water, according to Hamilton Police who referred to the incident as a "case of misadventure". The search for Emery took longer than anticipated due to unspecified safety concerns for the dive team before they could enter the water. Police stated that although foul play was not suspected, the exact circumstances surrounding Emery's death were still under investigation.