Hockey world mourns loss of Ray Emery

The hockey world was sent into mourning after Hamilton Police confirmed that former NHL goaltender, Ray Emery, had tragically drowned Sunday.

The hockey world was sent into mourning after Hamilton Police confirmed that former NHL goaltender, Ray Emery, had tragically drowned Sunday.

In an interview with the Canadian Press, former NHL player and opponent, Martin Biron, described Emery's impact on those he played with and against for over a decade, "He was a respected teammate and a respected opponent."

"When I think of Ray, I think of a really big competitor."

From former teammates and opponents, to those who never met him, the rest of the hockey community took to social media to express similar sentiments of a fierce competitor and a larger-than-life personality.