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Monday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Rest In Peace, Ray Emery

Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Former NHL goaltender Ray “Razor” Emery drowned while swimming in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sunday. He was just 35-years-old.

Emery was an Ottawa Senators fourth-round draft pick (99th overall) in 2001. Over 11 NHL seasons, he played for the Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. Emery helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and won a Cup six years later with the Blackhawks in 2013 serving as a backup to starter Corey Crawford.

Condolences go out to Ray’s family, friends and fans around the world. You will be missed, Razor!


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