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Flyers Sign Emery to One-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.65 million contract. The 30 year old was 17-1-0 with the Chicago Blackhawks this past season while splitting duty with Corey Crawford.

Emery played for the Flyers in the 2009-2010 season where a hip injury limited him to only 29 games. He still went 16-11 though with a  .905 save percentage and a 2.64 goals against average.

Emery won the Stanley Cup this past season with the Blackhawks but was behind the likes of Corey Crawford. He will get a chance in Philly to compete for starting duty with Steve Mason.

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Ray Emery is returning to Philly.
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Ray has 126 wins in 228 career NHL games with a .908 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average. With a cheap one-year contract of $1.65 million, the Flyers get a good goaltender without having to spend a ridiculous amount of money.

Because the Flyers didn’t pursue a big name goalie such as Luongo, Miller, or Halak, the pressure is clearly on Steve Mason. By not bringing in a true starting goalie, the Flyers expect Mason to take on the starting role and rediscover his play that once won him the Calder trophy.

 

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Brady Trettenero

Brady Trettenero

BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate and hockey writer. Social/digital media for Hooked on Hockey Magazine. You can follow me on Twitter @BradyTrett.
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