Guess who’s back.
The Philadelphia Flyers signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.65 million deal. Emery spent the last two years with the Blackhawks, after leaving Philly for the Ducks three years ago.
In Chicago, Emery went 32-10 over two seasons, with a 17-1 record last year. His save percentage over the two years was .911, and he went at .922 last year. The 30-year old goalie began his career in Ottawa, where he played five seasons.
Emery was stuck in a logjam in the Blackhawks net. Corey Crawford’s exceptional play left no room for Emery. Now, he’s out of Crawford’s shadow. Emery will be hungry to prove himself in Philly.
With Emery and Mason as a tandem in net, the Flyers will boast the 8th cheapest “starting goaltender.” At bare minimum, the Flyers will reproduce Ilya Bryzgalov’s production, but at a fraction of the price. The sky is the limit for Ray Emery, as Paul Holmgren works to assemble a formidable team in front of him.