Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery died early Sunday morning in Hamilton, Ontario after drowning while swimming with friends.
Emery’s death does not appear to be suspicious. According to Insp. Marty Schulenberg, Emery jumped off of a boat into the water near the Leander Boat Club to go swimming, and his friends called emergency services at about 6 a.m. Sunday when he didn’t resurface.
Emery, 35, played for several teams throughout his 11-year career including the Ottawa Senators, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks. He won the William M. Jennings trophy and the Stanley Cup.
Many took to social media to pay tribute to the former NHL champ.
— NHL (@NHL) July 15, 2018
The Chicago Blackhawks organization was deeply saddened to hear of Ray Emery’s passing. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. The Blackhawks will fondly remember Ray as a fierce competitor, a good teammate and a Stanley Cup champion. pic.twitter.com/Q2gm0gG6sZ
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 15, 2018
Nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances aux amis et à la famille de Ray Emery durant ces moments difficiles.
We extend our sincerest condolences to Ray Emery's family and friends during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/lr3sKyDefP
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ray’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Razor. pic.twitter.com/fInQmuXCWJ
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 15, 2018
My Best friend. My Brother. I love you! pic.twitter.com/YWDX2jm55t
— Brian McGrattan (@bigern10) July 15, 2018
Ray was a great teammate and an even better friend. Rest in peace Razor. I’ll miss you man. pic.twitter.com/NNHNc1Swyd
— Claude Giroux (@28CGiroux) July 15, 2018
“On behalf of the Ottawa Senators, I wish to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Ray Emery. Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game. On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray’s family, friends and loved ones.” – Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said in a release.
So saddened of the tragic news of Ray Emery’s passing. We played together for only a short time but he was a great teammate and competitor. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏
— Nick Foligno (@NickFoligno) July 15, 2018
— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) July 15, 2018