July 17, 2018

Ex NHL star dies at 35 from apparent drowning

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A former National Hockey League (NHL) goalkeeper Ray Emery died this past weekend. It’s been reported that he died after drowning.

The NHL Alumni Association confirmed the news via Twitter on Sunday. They also offered their condolences to the athlete’s friends and family.

Ray Emery, 35, was reportedly swimming on Sunday at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Ontario. That’s where police said his body was discovered

It’s reported that he was having an early morning swim near the docks. He failed to resurface after diving in with a friend.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. They tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.

The NHL Alumni Association tweeted about the athletes’ death shortly after the news broke. Their tweet included a picture of Emery in his hockey kit.

‘We are saddened to hear about the tragic passing of #NHLAlumni and former goalie Ray Emery. Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family’

NHL Alumni, Twitter, July 15, 2018

Over the image was written, ‘Ray Emery 1982 – 2018.’ The star athlete made a name for himself in the NHL from the year 2003 to 2015.

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He played as a goaltender for four different hockey teams.

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They were the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, and the Chicago Blackhawks. When he was with the Ottawa Senators, in 2007 he helped bring them to the Stanley Cup finals.

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In 2013, he eventually won the title with the Chicago Blackhawks. Many hockey teams have taken to social media to offer their condolences to the athlete's family.

The athlete had his share of drama in his life. In 2017, he was arrested for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend with a weapon in 2016.

The alleged victim, BET host Keshia Chante, claimed he'd abused her several times that year.

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