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Ray Emery, shown here with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2014, died at 35.(Photo: Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports)

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery presumably drowned in Lake Ontario on Sunday morning after he failed to emerge while he was swimming with friends. He was 35. 

Hamilton police commenced the search at Hamilton Harbour after 6 a.m. ET after the department received a report that a male swimmer had gone missing. Police confirmed later Sunday that Emery’s body was recovered at 2:50 p.m. 

“His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen,” Hamilton police said in a statement. “Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending (an autopsy).”

At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former @NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending a PM.

— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) July 15, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas called Emery’s passing “sad and shocking” in a statement. 

“… Ray’s smile and intelligence made him a magnetic personality,” Dubas said. “You always rooted for him to reach his vast potential even as he went through the many ups and downs of his playing career.

“My deepest condolences to his family and friends for their loss. He will be missed.”

Emery, a native of Hamilton, played 11 seasons in the

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Fantasy: Goalie depth chart for 2018-19 – NHL.com

NHL.com provides each team’s goalie depth chart for the 2018-19 season. Fantasy owners should monitor tandems, clear backups and third-string options, especially in deep leagues, for insurance on their starters.

Anaheim Ducks

John Gibson (starter)
Ryan Miller (backup)
Jared Coreau (third string)

Arizona Coyotes

Antti Raanta (starter)
Darcy Kuemper (backup)
Adin Hill (third string)

Boston Bruins

Tuukka Rask (starter)
Jaroslav Halak (backup)
Zane McIntyre (third string)

Buffalo Sabres

Carter Hutton (starter)
Linus Ullmark (backup)
Scott Wedgewood (third string)

Calgary Flames

Mike Smith (starter)
David Rittich (backup)
Jon Gillies (third string)

Carolina Hurricanes

Petr Mrazek and Scott Darling (timeshare)
Callum Booth (third string)

Chicago Blackhawks

Corey Crawford (starter)
Cam Ward (backup)
Anton Forsberg (third string)

Colorado Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov and Philipp Grubauer (timeshare)
Spencer Martin (third string)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Sergei Bobrovsky (starter)
Joonas Korpisalo (backup)
J-F Berube (third string)

Dallas Stars

Ben Bishop (starter)
Anton Khudobin (backup)
Landon Bow (third string)

Detroit Red Wings

Jimmy Howard (starter)
Jonathan Bernier (backup)
Harri Sateri (third string)

Edmonton Oilers

Cam Talbot (starter)
Mikko Koskinen (backup)
Al Montoya (third string)

Florida Panthers

Roberto Luongo (starter)
James Reimer (backup)
Michael Hutchinson (third string)

Los Angeles Kings

Jonathan Quick (starter)
Peter Budaj (backup)
Jack Campbell (third string)

Minnesota Wild

Devan Dubnyk (starter)
Alex Stalock (backup)
Andrew Hammond (third string)

Montreal Canadiens

Carey Price (starter)
Antti Niemi (backup)
Charlie Lindgren (third string)

Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne (starter)
Juuse Saros (backup)
Troy Grosenick (third string)

New Jersey Devils

Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid (timeshare)
Eddie Lack (third string)

New York Islanders

Robin Lehner (starter)
Thomas Greiss (backup)
Kristers Gudlevskis / Christopher Gibson (third string)

New York Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist (starter)
Alexandar Georgiev (backup)
Marek Mazanec (third string)

Ottawa Senators

Craig Anderson (starter)
Mike Condon (backup)
Mike McKenna (third string)

Philadelphia Flyers

Brian Elliott (starter)
Michal Neuvirth (backup)
Alex Lyon / Carter Hart (third string)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Matt Murray (starter)
Casey DeSmith (backup)
Tristan Jarry (third string)

St. Louis Blues

Jake Allen (starter)
Chad Johnson (backup)
Jordan Binnington / Ville Husso (third string)

San Jose Sharks

Martin Jones (starter)
Aaron Dell (backup)
Antoine Bibeau

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Storm Advisory 7/15/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup – Canes Country

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Penguins' defensive corps among NHL's most expensive | TribLIVE – Tribune-Review

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Kovalchuk talks NHL return, why he chose to sign with Kings – Sportsnet.ca

The NHL’s off-season has thus far been dominated by a certain ex-Islander heading north for a long-awaited homecoming. But there’s a return of a different sort that might wind up being the most intriguing of this summer’s free-agency storylines.

It’s been half a decade since Russian sniper Ilya Kovalchuk last suited up in the NHL, the former Thrasher and Devil having spent the past five seasons cleaning up in the KHL. However, after hinting at a return for over a year, Kovalchuk finally set the wheels in motion last month when he agreed to join the Los Angeles Kings on a three-year pact.

Now able to focus on his off-season training before what he hopes will be a Radulov-esque return to the North American league, Kovalchuk shed some light on why he chose the Kings as the site of his NHL revival — it seems the opportunity play with L.A.’s crop of talented veterans sealed the deal.

“When I was making my decision, it was all about hockey, because I have three, four years left in my tank where I can really play at a high level,” Kovalchuk told reporters Saturday, according to NHL.com’s Dan Greenspan. “L.A. has a great group of guys, great goaltending, great defence. They have one of the best centres in the league.

“I never had a chance to play with those types of guys, so it’s really exciting for me and it’s great. That was the reason why I came, because they have guys who know how to win and they are really hungry to win.”

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