According to Hamilton Police out of Ontario, Canada, former NHL goaltender Ray Emery died on July 15, 2018, at the age of 35. Multiple sources report that Emery drowned in Lake Ontario after he went missing while swimming with some friends on Sunday morning. Hamilton Police searched the waters after Emery was reported missing and his body was recovered close to where he was last seen. The cause of death is unknown at this time but will be confirmed after an autopsy.

Emery played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League.

"Razor" as most of his friends and teammates knew him as, was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 1999.

He played five seasons for the Senators where he led them to their first Stanley Cup appearance in 2007 against the Anaheim Ducks, though failed to capture the Cup that season.

During the rest of his career, Emery went on to play for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Anaheim Ducks. Emery played time both as a starter and a backup goaltender. He accepted both roles, especially later in his career.

After signing a one-year extension with the Blackhawks for the 2012-13 season, Emery became the first goaltender in NHL history to start a season with 10 straight wins, finishing 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA.

Along with his goalie partner with Chicago, Corey Crawford, they won the William M.

Jennings trophy awarded to the goaltender who gives up the fewest goals in a season. All on the way to helping the Blackhawks capture their second Stanley Cup since 2010 and the first and only for Emery.

Emery was a hard-nosed, but well respected around the League

As mentioned before, Emery's nickname around the League was "Razor." He gained the nickname for his aggressive and hard-nosed play.

From the start of his career, he played such a style. He found himself in a fight during a 2007 game against the Buffalo Sabres where he took on Buffalo goalie Martin Biron, and enforcer Andrew Peters and then again in 2013 against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.

Despite incidents of road rage, arrests, and fighting off the ice, he was well respected and beloved by the people he interacted with.

Along with giving his condolences to his family Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said in a statement, "...Ray's smile and intelligence made him a magnetic personality."

Former teammate on the Flyers and 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks Daniel Carcillo said in a tweet, "I will always remember Ray as a good person first and foremost.

I envied his demeanor. He had a contagious personality. People were drawn to him..."

Many other tweets poured out to the internet from teams like the Blackhawks, Flyers, and Ducks, as well as from friends and former teammates of Emery.