On the 15th of July, Sunday, the former NHL goaltender, Ray Emery, died by drowning in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Marty Schulenberg, the inspector of the Hamilton Police Service, said they had discovered the hockey player’s body on Sunday afternoon around 2:50 pm.
The player was nearly 70 feet away from the area where spectators had last seen him. He was reported missing on 6 am on Sunday in the Hamilton Harbour.
During a press conference, the investigator said there wasn’t any evidence of suspicious or foul play. He stated, however, that they do believe it was a “case of misadventure.”
Schulenberg stated the goaltender had gone for a swim and didn’t get back up when he dove in the water. The events leading up to his death haven’t been discovered yet, but police assume it was an accident, possibly alcohol-related.
TSR STAFF: Kyle Anfernee! @kyle.Anfernee Domestic violence is never okay #Roommates! Ex-NHL player #RayEmery was arrested last month for allegedly threatening and putting his hands on his then-fiancée #KeshiaChante in an incident that went down in 2016. ?: @GettyImages/ Frazer Harrison/Brian Blanco _____________________________________ Some of you guys may remember Keshia Chante from her short run on BET's 106 & Park. According to TMZ, Keshia went to police to get a restraining order against the ex NHL player and even showed cops receipts that he abused her a couple of times from July' 16 to Sept '16. The couple dated for 7 years and were engaged up until this summer when she decided to call it off. _____________________________________ Cops arrested Emery on Sept. 18 for assault with a weapon and uttering a threat. He posted bail and is expected–Read More At TheShadeRoom.com
The Niagara Regional Police’s dive helped retrieve Emery’s body from the water, and an autopsy is currently underway to reveal precisely how he died.
According to a report from The Hamilton Spectator, the Philadelphia Flyers goaltender was on a friend’s boat and then jumped into the water for a swim. It’s an unfortunate day for hockey fans, because, while Ray had a controversial time as an athlete, he also had an illustrious career.
During Emery’s time in the NHL, he played for the Flyers, the Anaheim Ducks, the Ottawa Senators, and the Chicago Blackhawks. Ray and the Chicago team won a Stanley Cup back in 2013.
The former goaltender didn’t quite give up his passion as a goalie either, as he had played a few charity games, including one before he died.
Ray’s time in the NHL was fraught with all kinds of health and behavioral problems. He was sent home from a training camp once due to his aggressive behavior, found himself involved in a road rage battle, and also fought with a former BET host.