Former Ontario Reign goaltender Ray Emery dies at age 35

Former Ontario Reign goaltender Ray Emery passed away at the age of 35 on Sunday. It is reported that Emery drowned while swimming in the Hamilton Harbour. 

Emery played three games for the Reign during the 2015-16 American Hockey League regular season. He had a record of one win, one regulation loss and one loss in extra time. His goals-against average was 3.30 and his save percentage was 0.878. The game Emery won for the Reign was a very high scoring contest. Emery won despite the fact he gave up six goals as the Reign defeated the Texas Stars 7-6 on Nov. 21, 2015. 

The Reign was one of five American Hockey League franchises for which Emery played. The others were the Binghamton Senators, Adirondack Phantoms, Syracuse Crunch and Toronto Marlies. Emery played for the Reign and Marlies near the end of his professional hockey career that saw him play 287 National Hockey League regular season games with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. While with the Blackhawks in 2013, he won the William M. Jennings Trophy with Corey Crawford and the Stanley Cup. 

Emery also had a connection with the music industry. He was once in a relationship with Keshia Chante, who won the Juno Award for the R&B Soul Recording of the Year in 2005. 

The Ontario Reign are preparing for their 2018-19 American Hockey League season at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. For tickets, please click here.