Ray was born and raised in Long Beach California and started playing hockey at Paramount at the age of 5. Ray actually learned speed skating a year or so before he put hockey skates on for the first time. Ray played for many youth hockey teams ranging from the Norwalk condors to the San Diego gulls and playing a few years with the LA Jr Kings both my Bantam AAA year as well as Midget AAA. Ray and teammate John Kemp won the Bantam AAA national championship in 2001-02 season playing for coaches James Gasseau and Igor Nikulin. After his Midget AAA season he moved on to play for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League from 2003-07 where he made the Canadian Hockey Leagues all-rookie team in 2004 and in 2005 Ray also played in the Canadian Hockey leagues home hardware top prospects game in Vancouver. Ray led all WHL defensemen in scoring in the 2006-07 season and was drafted by Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the NHL Draft in 2005 where he played 4 years in the Colorado system. Primarily in the AHL for their affiliate at the time the Lake Erie Monsters. Ray was called up both in the 2009 season and 2011 season to play some games for the Avalanche. Ray finally made my way to Europe after his stint with Colorado playing in Germany and the UK. After retiring from hockey he came back home to go back to school for a degree in sports medicine. Ray is very excited for the opportunity and challenge that coaching brings and looks forward to passing along his knowledge of the game to the up and coming generation.