The 50 Greatest Ottawa Senators of All Time: #40 – #31

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37. Ray Emery

Stats: 134GP
Height/Weight: 6foot2, 196lbs
Acquired: 2001 NHL Draft (4th Round pick)

Ray Emery remains the only goaltender of the modern Senators era to get a start in the Stanley Cup Finals.

During the run of 2007, a young Emery, still only 23 led the Senators during the regular season with a 33-16-6 record. He also played all 20 of the Senators playoff games while holding a .918 save percentage throughout.

In total, Emery saw 134 regular season starts with the Senators. The 07 run led to a big contract for Emery and the start of what many thought was a star in the making. Sadly, off-ice issues and struggles on the ice would then lead to an Emery buyout and he would become a journeyman for the rest of his career.

He settled nicely in Philadelphia for a while and even saw two more Stanley Cup finals as he was part of the Flyers’ 09-10 cup run and the Chicago Blackhawks’ 12-13 Cup winning year.

Currently, Emery is a UFA and after coming off a 3.06 GAA/0.896sv% season, at 32-years-old, Emery’s time in the NHL may have wound up. It’s too bad Emery left the Senators organization the way he did. He was able to make a nice career afterwards, but didn’t ever come close to the potential he displayed early on.

Still, Emery is among the greatest Senators goalies of all time. Due to his 2007 cup run and early career numbers.

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