Stanley Cup Champion Goalie Found Dead In Canada. Here’s What We Know

David Hookstead | Reporter

Former NHL player and Stanley Cup champion Ray Emery was found dead early Sunday morning in Canada.

The New York Post reported the following on the situation:

Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant Paul Evans said police received a call just after 6 a.m. that an adult swimmer did not surface and that the Niagara Police assisted in the recovery effort. Emery’s body was recovered Sunday afternoon.

This is a tragic situation for Emery’s friends, family and the NHL as a whole.

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07: Goaltender Ray Emery #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on February 7, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 6-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 07: Goaltender Ray Emery #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on February 7, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 6-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emery, who won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, was only 35 years old. People that young aren’t supposed to just die in swimming accidents. It’s a terrible situation all the way around.

He played a total of 11 seasons in the NHL before leaving the league. That’s a hell of a great career, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. The name Ray Emery will stay with hockey fans for a very long time.

Check back for more details on this developing situation as we find out more about what led to his early death.

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