BLOG: Remembering Emery
Former Blackhawks Stanley Cup champion goaltender Ray Emery passed away at the age of 35by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com
On Sunday, it was announced that former NHL goaltender Ray Emery died at the age of 35 in an apparent drowning.
Emery's NHL career spanned 287 games with four different franchises, including the Blackhawks. He finished his career with a record of 145-86-28, recording a 2.70 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
"The Chicago Blackhawks organization was deeply saddened to hear of Ray Emery's passing," the team said in an official statement. "We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. The Blackhawks will fondly remember Ray as a fierce competitor, a good teammate and a Stanley Cup champion."
Emery played two seasons in Chicago with his best campaign coming in 2012-13. He started 19 games for the Blackhawks, registering a remarkable record of 17-1-0. In that season, Emery had a save percentage of .922 and GAA of 1.94. He also set an NHL record for most consecutive wins to start a season that year (12)
He, along with Corey Crawford, was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for playing on the team that allowed the fewest goals against.
Emery backed up Crawford that season in the playoffs as the club won their second Stanley Cup in three years.
The goaltender was originally a fourth-round pick, 99th overall, of the Ottawa Senators in 2001.