Former Flyers Goalie Ray Emery Dies in Swimming Accident in Hamilton, Ontario - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Former Flyers Goalie Ray Emery Dies in Swimming Accident in Hamilton, Ontario

He was 35 years old.

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    Former Flyers Goalie Ray Emery Drowns

    Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery died in a swimming accident in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35 years old.

    (Published Sunday, July 15, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery has died in an apparent swimming accident in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35.

    • Emery played a total of 287 NHL games, 88 with the Flyers.

    • Emery joined the Flyers in June 2009 on a one-year contract, shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 in his Flyers debut.

    Former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery has died in an apparent swimming accident.

    Emery was swimming at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Sunday around 6 a.m. Police say he went into the water but did not resurface. His body was later pulled from the water and he was pronounced dead. He was 35 years old.

    Emery joined the Flyers in June 2009 on a one-year contract, shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 in his Flyers debut. The goaltender’s first stint in Philadelphia was cut short when he suffered a muscle tear in his abdomen in December missing the remainder of the season. Emery was later diagnosed with avascular necrosis — a degenerative condition to the bone tissue in his hip.

    After undergoing successful surgery, Emery eventually joined the Anaheim Ducks before winning a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013. Impressively, Emery finished the regular season with a 17-1-0 record. He re-signed with the Flyers that summer as a backup to Steve Mason.

    Emery’s most infamous moment in Philadelphia came during an ugly 7-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on November 1, 2013, as the Flyers netminder pummeled Caps goalie Braden Holtby in a line brawl in the early stages of the third period.

    Emery played a total of 287 NHL games, 88 with the Flyers.