Hamilton Police confirmed the death of former NHL goaltender Ray Emery on Sunday afternoon.

Emery was identified as a drowning victim in a swimming accident in the Hamilton Harbour. Just after 6 am, police received a call about a swimmer that did not resurface from the water. At 2:50 pm, Emery’s body was found nearby the Hamilton Yacht Club.

Nicknamed “Razor,” Emery was an 11-year veteran in the NHL, Emery started his career with the Ottawa Senators, where he backstopped them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007. Emery also suited up with the Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was on the Blackhawks roster when they won the Stanley Cup in 2013. Emery last played in the NHL with the Flyers in the 2014-15 season during his second stint with the club.

Reactions around the league and in the hockey world came pouring in.


Ray Emery was 35 years old.