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Islanders Agree To Terms On A One-Year Extension With Montoya

Goaltender to remain with Islanders through 2011-12 season

Tuesday, 03.29.2011 / 2:35 PM ET / News
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Islanders Agree To Terms On A One-Year Extension With Montoya
The New York Islanders announced today that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with goaltender Al Montoya.  The contract will keep him with the club through the 2011-12 season.

Montoya, 26, has a record of 8-4-4 with a 2.35 goals against average (GAA) and a .923 save percentage (save%) in 17 games with the Islanders this season. The Chicago, IL. native was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes on Feb. 9, 2011 in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Originally selected by the New York Rangers in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Montoya has played in 197 career American Hockey League games with the Hartford Wolf Pack and San Antonio Rampage, compiling a 96-72-7 record with nine shutouts. Prior to joining the Islanders, the 6’2”, 195-pound goalie had played in five career NHL games, all with Phoenix, and posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.08 GAA and a .925 save%. In 22 career NHL games, Montoya is 11-5-4 with a 2.29 GAA and a .924 save%.

Montoya played three years of college hockey at the University of Michigan, where he finished his career tied for the all-time best career save% (90.8) in U. Michigan history, third in GAA (2.36), third in shutouts (13) and fourth in wins (86).




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