Just spoke with people familiar with Ray Emery here’s what they know.
— Ottawa Sun (@ottawasuncom) July 15, 2018
Apparently after playing in a charity hockey game Ray ‘Had a few beers and went back to the Hamilton Yacht Club. Nothing out of the ordinary. The next morning he woke at 6 for an early morning swim. He jumped in and no splash, he just went in and never came up.”
His thinking was that Ray may have been electrocuted and had a heart attack due to marina electrocution which is rare but happens. He might have had a heart attack, or he may have been partying, and it was an accident or he may have had other motives.
“I agree with you that his history will be taken into account, and the bottom line is Ray jumped in the water and didn’t come out and it’s incredibly sad here”
One person at the yacht club didn’t discount the electrocution story and said Ray was a very accomplished swimmer who was looking to get back into hockey.
‘Ray definitely had his demons, and we heard he was trying to turn things around. “I knew Ray was a loose cannon, but he was always nice to me.”
Lots of people have come out to support Emery’s family and pay tribute on Twitter. Rightfully so.
— Bernie Parent (@BernieParent1) July 15, 2018
— Brayden Schenn (@Bschenn_10) July 15, 2018
Horrible to hear about the tragic passing of Ray Emery. He was an incredible NHL goalie that accomplished so much in the game, a lot of which went under the radar. He was also one of my favorite @TorontoMarlies teammates in his brief time with us. Rest In Peace to a legend #Razor
— Garret Sparks (@GSparks40) July 15, 2018
An source inside of the Hamilton hockey community told The Hamilton Spectator that former NHL goalie Ray Emery is the victim of a presumed drowning in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday morning https://t.co/YX3ccvVptC
— Hamilton Spectator (@TheSpec) July 15, 2018
People Familiar with the Senators at the time Ray was in Ottawa said “The culture there was awful. Some guys got out, and some guys didn’t. Some guys cleaned up, and some guys didn’t, and Ray could be his own worst enemy. We always thought Ray would figure it out and maybe he did before he passed. He was working towards it.”
There are lots of people who will remember Ray for being charged with attacking his fiance’ and remember him for the wrong things.
ray emery was not a good person but he was a fun goalie to watch during the ottawa years and it is quite upsetting to hear about his death
— Jake Baskin (@baskincase) July 15, 2018
Everyone’s experience or lack thereof will factor into what to make of Ray Emery’s death. Out of respect to family and friends, we will wait for that report and hope more than anything, Ray is at peace and his family can heal.