Philadelphia flyers announced on a press conference held on Wednesday that the team agrees to a 1 year contract with a goaltender Rey Emery. Since Emery cannot formally sign in awaiting the free agent time starts on July 1, however, it has been reported that the agreement’s value is more or less $1.5 million.
According to Emery, “he really appreciates the opportunity being given to him,” but at the same time, he continued saying, “he’s not going to be a blazing guy, that’s how he is and that’s how he plays hockey”. The addition of emery will imply that goaltender Martin Biron, who has been the teams full time net guard for the additional seasons, most possible will not be among the group next year as he will go into a free group.
The on occasion controversial Emery use during the last season’s play match in Russia, but in 2007, he helped Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Finals which the players lose against Anaheim. For the duration of the ordinary term that year, he went up to 33-16-6 amid a 2.47 goals next to average, a .918 save proportion and 5 shout outs.
Conversely, for the subsequent seasons, Emery went 12-13-4 with a 3.13 GAA amid .890 on saved proportion. At the last part of 2007-2008 periods, Ottawa primarily waived him and followed by bringing out his agreement. Larger than 5 seasons in NHL, all by Ottawa, Emery is 71-40-14 with a 2.71 GAA, a .907 save percentage and saved 8 shouts outs.
According to Paul Holmgren, “they are tremendously energized and cheerful to have entered into a contract with Ray; they deem Ray is a fine young edition of Goliath that has an exceptional mixture of size, competitiveness and athleticism. The previous season with Atlantic Mytischi of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, Emery who is 26 years of age was 22-8 by 2.12 goals in opposition to average and .926 save percentage.