Former NHL goalie Ray Emery found dead after presumed drowning

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Former NHL goalie Ray Emery was found dead Sunday afternoon at Hamilton Harbor in Ontario after he was reported missing earlier that morning, according to Hamilton Police. He was 35 years old. 

Police are still confirming the cause of death, but reports surfaced that it was presumed drowning.

The NHL community shared its condolences after the news was announced.

Emery, 35, was reportedly swimming with friends at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club around 6 a.m. when he didn’t resurface. Rescue efforts were switched to recovery as the hours went by.

“They went out for a swim and unfortunately he did not emerge after diving in,” Inspector Marty Schulenberg told The Hamilton Spectator. “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 played in the NHL from 2003-2015 for the Senators, Ducks, Blackhawks and Flyers. He was with the Blackhawks during the 2012-13 season, when they won the Stanley Cup.

He was arrested last year after his ex-fiancee claimed he beat her multiple times.