Ray Emery, a two-time AHL All-Star goaltender and a Stanley Cup champion, died Sunday. He was 35.
A 2001 draft choice by the Ottawa Senators, Emery spent his first three pro seasons with their AHL affiliate in Binghamton, backstopping the B-Sens to two East Division titles and three consecutive appearances in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Emery earned a spot on the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2002-03, and participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2003 and 2004.
Over 156 games with the B-Sens, Emery became the franchise’s all-time leader in wins (77), shutouts (10) and goals-against average (2.51). He was inducted into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.
Emery also suited up in the AHL with the Adirondack Phantoms (2009-10), Syracuse Crunch (2010-11), Ontario Reign (2015-16) and Toronto Marlies (2015-16), posting a record of 84-63-19 with 10 shutouts in his 168 career AHL appearances.
Emery played 287 games in the National Hockey League with Ottawa, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Chicago and Philadelphia, earning 145 victories. He also won a Stanley Cup championship with the Blackhawks in 2013.