The hockey world was shocked this off-season when it was reported that former netminder Ray Emery passed away during a boating accident.
Emery was a goaltender in the NHL from 2002-2015, spending 5 of his 15 seasons with the Ottawa Senators. He also spent time with Philadelphia, Chicago, and Anaheim, but it’s clear Emery had a lasting impact with the Senators organization, although he did win the Cup with the Blackhawks.
Last night, in a contest between the Senators and Dallas Stars, Ottawa played a touching tribute to Ray Emery.
Why did the Sens play the video when Dallas was in town and not when one of his former teams were in Ottawa? Well, because former Senator, Captain, and teammate of Emery was in Ottawa for a game.
Jason Spezza‘s return to Ottawa is always emotional, but playing the tribute to Emery with one of his closest friends and teammates in the building is a touching tribute.
The video brought tears to Spezza, who was visibly emotional after watching the tribute video.
Visibly emotional Jason Spezza after his good friend Ray Emery remembered in Ottawa. Touching moment. pic.twitter.com/JIK3ZCwTRX
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 16, 2018
Emery was a key contributor to the Senators’ Stanley Cup run in 2007, although Ottawa failed to win it all.
Emery also spent time during his career playing in the KHL and DEL.
The Senators have done a lot of wrong in recent months, but the tribute to Razor with Spezza in the building was a sincere and class act.