The hockey community has lost one of their own.
Hamilton Police announced Sunday afternoon that former NHLer Ray Emery had drowned in Lake Ontario, calling the tragic situation a “case of misadventure.”
The netminder’s NHL career spanned 287 games, taking him through stints with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks after he entered the league as the 99th-overall pick in the 2001 draft.
Emery also suited up for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds during his junior hockey days, and spent time with the AHL affiliates of the Senators, Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The hockey world paid tribute to the memorable goaltender following the news of his passing:
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