Former NHL and Flyers goaltender Ray Emery has long been a source of controversy — on and off the ice — but the 35-year-old’s latest run-in with the law may be his worst yet.
TMZ reports Emery was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting his ex-fiancee, Keshia Chante, an R&B artist and formerly a host of BET’s 106 & Park. The threats and abuse were said to occur in 2016 between July and September, with authorities finding enough evidence to charge Emery with assault with a weapon and uttering a threat.
Emery was released on bail and is due back in court later this month, per TMZ.
Emery had two separate stints with the Flyers — the 2009-10 campaign and his final NHL seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15. He compiled a 35-34 record with the club, though was much better in his heyday with the Ottawa Senators, as well as on a loaded Chicago Blackhawks squad.
However, Emery might be best remembered for extra-curricular activities. On the ice, there was his dust-up with Capitals netminder Braden Holtby, which nearly resulted in the end of goalie fights once and for all. Off the ice, Emery was even more notorious, for his spotty driving record among other things.
It remains to be seen what kind of hot water Emery is in this time, but these allegations appear to be far more serious than the types of stories we’ve heard about in the past.