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Ray Emery

Born:September 28, 1982Draft:2001 Senators #99 Overall
Hometown:Hamilton, ONPosition:Goaltender
Known For:“Razor/Sugar Ray”Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Raymond Robert Emery (né Nichols; 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 was a member of the Senators team that reached the Stanley Cup Finals, the first appearance in the finals for the modern Senators’ franchise. He won a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.

In 2013, Emery 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 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 passed away at the age of 35 after diving into deep waters in Hamilton, Ontario. On October 15, 2018, prior to a game against the Dallas Stars, the Senators presented a tribute for Emery. Among those present were his close friend Jason Spezza, who was playing for the Stars, and Chanté, who sang the national anthems.

Ray Emery Philadelphia Flyers
Ray Emery, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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  • Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 2013
  • William M. Jennings Trophy (2013)
  • Played in the KHL All-Star Game (2009)
  • Played in the AHL All-Star Game (2003, 2004)
  • Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team (2003)