Ray Emery

Ray Emery
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Emery during the Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup parade
Born(1982-09-28)September 28, 1982
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
DiedJuly 15, 2018(2018-07-15) (aged 35)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forOttawa Senators
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Anaheim Ducks
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Adler Mannheim
NHL Draft99th overall, 2001
Ottawa Senators
Playing career2002–2016

Raymond Robert Emery (born Raymond Robert 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 in the Senators team that reached the Stanley Cup Finals. It was the modern Senators' first appearance in the finals.[1] He won a Stanley Cup championship with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.

Emery received numerous awards and accolades. In April 2013, he 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 finished the 2012–13 season with a 1.94 goals against average and a 0.922 save percentage. His seventeen wins included twelve straight to start the year, the best such streak in NHL history. Emery was a two-time Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy finalist for his dedication and perseverance.[2][3] His teammates and fans often referred to him as "Razor" or "Sugar Ray" for his aggressive playing style.[4][5]

Early life

Ray Emery was born Raymond Robert Nichols on September 28, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario.[6][7] His mother, Sharlene Nichols, was working as an overhead crane operator at a Dofasco steel mill when she became pregnant at 20. His biological father had no interest in staying in a relationship with her or raising a child, and the two had no contact. When he was two years old, his mother met another crane operator, Paul Emery, at a children's skating event. The two married when Ray was four-and-a-half years old and he was shortly after adopted by Paul and took his surname.[7] Emery had two younger brothers, Andrew and Nicholas.[8][9] The family lived in a century-old farmhouse near the town of Cayuga.

Emery excelled in school, and was offered a scholarship.[9] He played many sports other than ice hockey, including golf, baseball, and soccer.[9] In hockey, he originally played as a defenceman, but switched to goaltender at nine years old due to a shortage of goaltenders in his league.[8][9]

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