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