Sunday, May 8, 2011
IP: Ray Emery
Cards were signed after the Ducks practice at Johnny's Ice House
Drafted by Ottawa Senators 4th round (#99 overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Emery had a good start with the Senators taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007 eventually losing to the Anaheim Ducks. He was plagued with injures and off ice conflicts like fighting his trainer in Europe. When Ray cam to Philadelphia it looked like he was going to be their #1 goaltender with Brian Boucher being backup. After Emery got hurt Boucher took the starting job and the Flyers picked up Michael Leighton from the Carolina Hurricanes. Boucher finished the season as the starter and lost his job in the middle of the playoffs to Leighton who took the Flyers to the Finals only to lose game 6 and give up a historic goal by Patrick Kane. To make the Blackhawks become the 2010 Stanley Cup champions and still today no one knows where the puck is.
back to Emery he was sent to the Flyers AHL and then traded to the Anaheim Ducks AHL team during the 2010-2011 season. Once Jonas Hiller got injured Ray Emery was called to start for the Ducks while Dan Ellis backed Emery up. In the end the Predators sent the Ducks home winning 4 games to 2. Emery played in all 6 games