Anaheim Ducks 2010: Ray Emery, In a Ducks Uniform…Why?

February 8th, 2011 by Dave Haine Leave a reply »
This week the Anaheim Ducks made a splash signing NHL veteran goalie Ray Emery to a 2 way NHL / AHL contract.

Due to Ray's drama-filled track record, unlike Evgeni Nabakov, he easily cleared the waiver wire and will sent to Syracuse on a conditioning stint.

Ray's contract is a 1 year deal set up to pay him $500 000 (pro rated over the remainder of the season) if he plays for the NHL Ducks or $105 000 while with the Crunch in Syracuse.

The Cayuga, Ontario native was a low risk signing by Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. Murray made the following comment to "The Sports Network" on their Emery signing on Monday.  "Ray Emery has been a solid NHL net minder for several years and is only 28 years old, we are going to give him a chance to go to Syracuse and establish himself again. He's worked hard to get back into shape and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do."

In 2001, Emery was drafted in the 4th round 99th overall by the Ottawa Senators. Emery is fully recovered from Hip surgery he had last April.

On his way to the NHL, Emery played Junior C in Dunnville followed by Ju ...

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