2013 Club : Chicago Blackhawks
2013 Salary : $1,150,000
Height : 6’2″
Weight : 196 lbs
Age : 30
Stats : 21 GP, 17-1-0 1.94GAA, .922 SV%, 3 SO
Much like Khudobin, Emery would serve as a potential 1A goalie for the Oilers, someone to push Dubnyk but reliable enough when he’s in goal.
His stats have to be taken with a grain of salt considering he played for the Chicago Blackhawks who beat everybody last season, especially at the start. He does have some reckless seasons in his history with numbers resembling those of Ilya Bryzgalov and that in itself could make MacTavish leery.
This last season Emery looked like a born again netminder who suddenly decided it was time to play the way he was when he first broke into the league with the Ottawa Senators. If he can avoid the inconsistencies that have plagued him over the years and leave his baggage at the door, Ray Emery could be a suitable back up for the Oilers to start the season.
Oil on Whyte projected salary: 2-years, $4.5 million