Ducks sign Emery to one-year deal

The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the Anaheim Ducks have signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, two-way contract. Emery will be placed on waivers by Anaheim at 12 p.m. (EST) today with the intention of assigning him to Syracuse.

Emery, 28, has appeared in 157 career AHL contests with Binghamton and Adirondack, going 77-50-18 with a 2.52 goals-against average. In his first AHL season in 2002-03, he earned All-Rookie Team honors, while ranking second in the AHL in wins (27), tied for first in shutouts (7) and fourth in minutes (2924).

Emery also appeared in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2003 and 2004, earning the win in the All-Star Game both years.

Emery has played in 163 career NHL games with Ottawa and Philadelphia, going 87-51-15 with a 2.70 GAA, a .907 save percentage and 11 shutouts. He helped the Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007.

Emery skated in 29 games with the Flyers last season, going 16-11-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .905 save percentage before getting sidelined with a hip injury.

A native of Cayuga, Ont., Emery was selected by Ottawa in the fourth round, 99th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.