48 Facts About Ray Emery


Raymond Robert Emery was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League for eleven seasons, between 2003 and 2015.

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Ray Emery won a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.

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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.

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Ray Emery was a two-time Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy finalist for his dedication and perseverance.

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Ray Emery was adopted by Paul and took his surname shortly afterward.

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Ray Emery played many sports other than ice hockey, including golf, baseball, and soccer.

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Ray Emery committed to hockey on the advice of his mother, after a potential scholarship during his pursuit for higher education pushed him to take advantage of his athletic ability.

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At 16 years old, Ray Emery landed with the Ontario Junior Hockey League Junior C Dunnville Terriers after unsuccessfully trying out for eight different junior teams.

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Ray Emery was named the OHL's Goaltender of the Year, setting a record of 33 wins and a GAA of 2.

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Ray Emery was selected in the fourth round, 99th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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Ray Emery was named to the AHL All-Star team, made the league's all-rookie team and became Binghamton's MVP.

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Ray Emery was suspended twice for on-ice incidents in the same season, once for bumping a referee which resulted in a three-game suspension; the second time for an altercation with Denis Hamel of the Rochester Americans who admitted uttering a racial slur.

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In March of the same season, Ray Emery won twelve games, tying Bernie Parent's 1974 record for the most wins in a month.

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When Hasek injured his groin during the 2006 Winter Olympics, Ray Emery became Ottawa's de facto starter, with Mike Morrison, claimed off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers, as Ray Emery's backup.

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Ray Emery was the starting goaltender for the rest of the season, leading the Senators to the second round of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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On February 10,2007, Ray Emery was suspended for three games from the NHL for striking Montreal Canadiens forward Maxim Lapierre in the face with his stick after Lapierre crashed into Ray Emery's net.

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Twelve days later, after his suspension had ended, Ray Emery was involved in a fight between the Senators and the Buffalo Sabres.

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Ray Emery became a restricted free agent after the end of the season and filed for salary arbitration, later agreeing to a three-year deal with the Senators worth Can$9.

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On June 20,2008, Ray Emery was waived by the Senators; he cleared waivers three days later and became a free agent as a result.

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In March 2010, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that Ray Emery would be out for the remainder of the season due to the diagnosis and that a bone graft would be carried out.

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Jackson spoke out about Ray Emery, speculating that they were the only two athletes to come back after the disease.

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Ray Emery stated that he did not "care if [he could] walk in seven years", and he "just [wanted] to play".

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In January 2011, Ray Emery began skating with an OHL team, taking shots and training with Eric Lindros, and working with personal trainer Matt Nichol and goalie coach Eli Wilson.

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Ray Emery made his Ducks debut on March 11,2011, to a standing ovation against the Phoenix Coyotes when he replaced goaltender Dan Ellis.

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Ray Emery won six straight starts to open his Anaheim career, falling one shy of matching the Ducks' record for consecutive wins by a goaltender, held by Guy Hebert.

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Ray Emery was again nominated, this time by the Blackhawks, for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, honouring dedication and perseverance.

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Ray Emery proved his previous injuries were no longer a concern, posting career highs.

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Ray Emery won his first Stanley Cup when the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

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On July 5,2013, Ray Emery signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers worth $1.

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In October and November 2015, Ray Emery trained with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, affiliate to the Los Angeles Kings.

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Ray Emery was praised for his leadership and mentoring abilities; on January 24,2016, upon Crawford recording his league-leading seventh shutout of the season with the Blackhawks after a win against the Blues, he credited Ray Emery for turning around his work habits.

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On February 5,2016, Ray Emery signed with Adler Mannheim of the German elite league Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the remainder of the season, thus ending his professional tryout with the Marlies.

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Ray Emery was a fan favorite and a celebrated fighter in the NHL because it was rare for a goaltender to fight.

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Reports concerning Ray Emery included a road rage incident involving a senior citizen, a car accident that led to a missed flight to a road game, lateness to practice, a stick-smashing incident during practice, fights with teammates during practice, and rumored alcohol abuse.

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In 2008, the media speculated that Ray Emery was involved with a bad crowd and recreational drugs.

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Paddock later expressed regret on how Ray Emery was handled in Ottawa; he was partially responsible for signing Ray Emery to the Flyers, where they worked together from 2013 to 2016.

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In January 2009, a video surfaced of Ray Emery trying to chase and punch a team trainer while the trainer was attempting to place a hat on his head in January 2009.

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In 2011, Ray Emery stated that he had learned from his past mistakes and that he had undergone anger management classes as well as eight weeks of behavioural counselling.

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In June 2010, Ray Emery began dating Canadian singer Keshia Chante, and starred as the love interest in Chante's music video for "Test Drive".

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On June 16,2016, Ray Emery proposed to Chante on her birthday in Nassau, Bahamas.

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TMZ advises Ray Emery was arrested for allegedly uttering threats and assaulting her with a weapon.

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In March 2007, Ray Emery was charged after a minor crash while heading to the airport; the accident forced him to miss a team-chartered flight to a road game.

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In September 2007, he had a much-publicized road rage incident with a 65-year-old man; Ray Emery was accused of cutting off the man's vehicle on the highway and threatening to kill him.

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Ray Emery had allegedly cut off a police cruiser with his Hummer.

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Ray Emery appeared on TSN's Off the Record with Michael Landsberg, saying that, at the time, his Hummer had been pulled over at least 30 times.

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On July 15,2018, Ray Emery went swimming with friends at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Hamilton, Ontario.

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The search for Ray Emery took longer than anticipated due to unspecified safety concerns for the dive team before they could enter the water.

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An autopsy indicated that Ray Emery had drowned, and police concluded their investigation as "non-criminal".

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