Apr 9, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery (30) makes a save during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Flyers sign Chicago Blackhawks free agent Emery

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.65 million contact, according to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun.

Emery joined the Hawks in 2011 and along with Corey Crawford won the William M. Jennings Trophy this year, awarded to the goalkeeper(s) with the fewest goals scored against. In March Emery made NHL history becoming the first goaltender to start a season with 12 straight wins and finished with a 17-1 record with a 1.94 goals-against average.

The Hawks will move in a new direction with their backup goaltender with Emery’s departure, Henrik Karlsson signing with a Swedish League team, and Carter Hutton signing with Nashville.

On June 3, the Hawks signed Antti Raanta from Assat Pori of SM-liiga (Finald) to a one-year contract. Raanta recorded a 1.85 goals-against average, .943 save percentage in 45 games last season.

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