Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in reported swimming accident


Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died Sunday in what authorities, per reports, described as an accidental drowning while swimming. Emery, whose 11-year career ended in 2015 and included a share of the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2013, when his Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, was 35.

According to police in Hamilton, Ontario (via the Hamilton Spectator), Emery’s body was found by divers Sunday afternoon in Hamilton Harbour, at the western end of Lake Ontario. A native of the area, he had been visiting a friend who owned a boat when he jumped in from where it was docked for a swim at around 6 a.m. Sunday.

When Emery didn’t resurface, his companions called for rescue services, but they were not able to immediately locate him. Inspector Marty Schulenberg said Emery’s body was eventually discovered approximately 20 meters from where he entered the water.

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