Ray Emery facts for kids
|Born||September 28, 1982
Hamilton, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
Atlant Moscow Oblast
|NHL Draft||99th overall, 2001
Raymond "Ray" Emery (born September 28, 1982 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Emery has also played for the Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in KHL with the Atlant Moscow Oblast. Emery has been awarded many honors, most from the minor league.
Emery has been given various nicknames over his career, most goes by "Razor" and "Sugar Ray." In the 2001 NHL entry draft, Emery was chosen 99th overall by the Ottawa Senators. Emery was made starting goaltender in the 2006-07 NHL season. That year, the Senators made it to the Stanley Cup finals. On June 20, 2008, after some off-ice incidents, the Senators released Emery. Under one month later, Emery signed a one year, $2M contract with Atlant Mytishchi of the Russian KHL. After his time in Russia, it was announced on June 10, 2009 that the Philadelphia Flyers had signed him to a one-year deal for $1.5 million. In March of 2010, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that Emery would miss the remainder of the season because of avascular necrosis and that a bone graft would be done to alleviate his hip issues. Emery began workout and rehabilitation process and later signed a one year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks on February 7, 2011. During his time with the Ducks, he tied for fourth in the league after he posted a 7–2–0 record with a 2.28 goals-against average (GAA) and a .926 save percentage (SV%) in 10 regular season games going into the playoffs. He attended the Chicago Blackhawks training camp on a tryout basis and was later signed by the Blackhawks to a 1-year, $600,000 deal.
Emery has been known for getting into several altercations while playing ice hockey, a rarity for an ice-hockey goaltender. Emery once fought two Buffalo Sabres players, Martin Biron and Andrew Peters in a line brawl during the 2006-07 NHL season. He also fought with his teammate, Brian McGrattan, during a practice in January 2008. He has also fought with teammate's Jason Spezza and Chris Neil.
On July 5, 2013, he signed a $1.65 million, 1-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.
|1999–00||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||16||9||3||0||716||36||1||3.02||.908|
|2000–01||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||52||18||29||2||2938||174||1||3.55||.904|
|2001–02||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||59||33||17||9||3477||158||4||2.73||.914|
|2008–09||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||36||22||8||0||2070||73||0||1.86||.926|
Statistics as of 2010-07-28
|1999–00||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||15||8||7||883||33||3||2.24||.926|
|2001–02||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||6||2||4||360||19||1||3.16||.925|
|2008–09||Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL||7||3||3||419||13||0||1.86||.941|
Images for kids
Emery in goal against the New Jersey Devils in the 2007 playoffs.
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