Former NHL goalie Ray Emery was found dead about 2:50 p.m. Sunday in the waters of Hamilton Harbor, near the docks of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Ontario, according to a report from Sporting News. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but it's believed the 35-year-old drowned. He was reportedly enjoying a swim with some friends about 6 a.m. Sunday and never resurfaced after diving into the water. Police do not suspect foul play, but believe it was simply a tragic accident. Inspector Marty Schulenberg explained.
"They went out for a swim and unfortunately he did not emerge after diving in. We responded along with Hamilton Fire and EMS. Unfortunately, our efforts on the water and in the area just around the piers were met with negative results."
Emery's aggressive approach to the game of hockey earned him the nicknames "Razor" and "Sugar Ray." His NHL career stretched across 12 years, spanning from 2003 to 2015. The teams he played for include the Ottawa Senators, with whom he started his career, the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Philadelphia Flyers, where he wrapped up his hockey career. He made it to the Stanely Cup finals with the Senators in 2007 and played for the Blackhawks when they won the Stanley Cup in 2013.