The Masterton Trophy is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner will be selected at the end of the regular season by the full PHWA’s 30 chapters.
Ray Emery is a competitor and his dedication to get himself back to this level is a true reflection of his character and commitment to the game,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Congratulations to Ray for this well-deserved nomination.”
Emery, 28 (9/28/82), missed the beginning of the 2010-11 season while recovering from hip surgery that was performed in April 2010. Emery underwent bone-graft surgery last year to repair a deteriorated ball joint in his right hip, a disease called avascular necrosis that interrupts blood supply and results in the death of cells and bone tissue within a joint.
Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on Feb. 7, Emery has gone 6-0-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average (GAA) and .935 save percentage (SV%) in seven NHL appearances. He enters today’s action one win shy of matching the club record for consecutive wins by a goaltender (Guy Hebert: 7-0-0, Feb. 25-Mar. 22, 1996) and tied for the league lead in wins since his first start as a Duck on Mar. 16 vs. St. Louis.
Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Emery has appeared in 170 career NHL games with the Senators, Flyers and Ducks, compiling an 93-51-11 record with a 2.66 GAA and .908 SV%. He had a career year with Ottawa in 2006-07 when he posted a 33-16-6 record with a 2.47 GAA and .918 SV% in 58 regular season games. Emery ranked tied for sixth in shutouts (5) and tied for seventh in SV% on the season. He also played an instrumental role in the club’s 2007 postseason run, helping the Senators advance to the Stanley Cup Final vs. Anaheim with a 13-7 record and 2.26 GAA in 20 contests.