Ray Emery was a Canadian ice hockey player who played for Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and many other teams in NHL for total of 11 seasons. As of 2018, Ray Emery net worth was $1.5 million.
Emery was born on September 28, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario to Sharlene and Paul Emery as the eldest of three sons. He spent his early life playing several sports like hockey, golf, basketball and soccer. As a young kid, he used to play as a defence but switched to goaltender at nine years old due to shortage of goaltenders in his league.
Ray started his NFL career in 1999 after he was drafted by Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the fifth round of 1999 OHL Draft. Two years later, he was selected in the fourth round by the Ottawa Senators in the NHL Entry Draft. Emery began his NHL debut in 2005-06 season where he set record for nine straight wins. He led his team to the second round of the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
2006-07 was a year for Ray Emery as his strong play helped his team to defeat Pittsburg Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres to reach their first Stanley Cup final since the team returned to the NHL in 1992. Unfortunately, Senators lost to Anaheim Ducks in five games.
After he became a free agent, he signed a one year, $2 million contract with Atlant Moscow of the KHL. Spending only one year with the Atlant Moscow, he then signed with Philadelphia Flyers on a one year contract worth $1.5 million.
In 2011, he signed a one year contract with Anaheim Ducks and then signed a one year contract for the 2011-12 season with Chicago Blackhawks. Ray is often known for his aggressive behavior and has been involved in several altercations with his team members. In 2009, a video went viral of Emery assaulting a team trainer for trying to place a hat on his head. Following that incident, he took anger management classes and underwent eight weeks of behavioural counseling.
Emery has received several awards and accolades during his career. In 2013, he won William M. Jennings Trophy for giving up the fewest goals in the season. He also won two Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
On July 15, 2018, Emery went swimming with his friends at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Ontario. He went for a dive and then drowned. His body was found later in the day by Hamilton Police.