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Al Montoya
Al Montoya
Number: 35
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 203
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 13, 1985  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Acquired: Traded to the Islanders by Phoenix in exchange for the Islanders' sixth round choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on February 9, 2011.
Drafted: NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
Traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Islanders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2011 Draft on February 9, 2011. Signed a
one-year contract extension on March 29.


Selected by the New York Rangers in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Traded to Phoenix,
with Marcel Hossa, in exchange for Josh Gratton, David LeNeveu, Fredrik Sjostrom and Phoenix’s fifth-round choice (Roman Horak) in
the 2009 Draft on February 26, 2008.


Led Islanders goalies in wins (9) and goals against average (2.39) in 20 appearances as a rookie after being acquired from Phoenix on Feb. 9…Began his sixth professional season with the San Antonio Rampage (American Hockey League), where he posted an 11-8-0 record with a 3.19 GAA and .891 save percentage...Assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) upon being acquired by the Islanders on Feb. 9…Recalled from Bridgeport on Feb. 11…Made his Islanders debut in relief on Feb. 13 at Buffalo, earning the win…Posted a 35-save shutout in his first start on Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles…Allowed one goal on 21 shots in his second start to earn the win on Feb. 21 vs. Florida…Appeared in 20 of the Islanders’ final 27 games.

Went 4-7-1 with a 3.19 GAA and a .904 sv% in 14 games for San Antonio…Earned his first victory of the season on Oct. 2 vs. Texas, making 20 saves on 22 shots…Began the season 3-0-1, helping San Antonio to its best start in franchise history through eight games (6-1-1)…Made his 4,000th AHL save on Nov. 24 vs. Milwaukee. 2008-09: Made his NHL debut with Phoenix, going 3-1-0 with a 2.08 GAA and a .925 sv% in the final five games of the season…Posted a 7-17-2 record with San Antonio, showing a 3.23 GAA and a .890 sv%...Stopped a season-high 35 shots on Oct. 21 at Chicago…Stopped 21-of-22 shots vs. Iowa to record his first win of season…Tallied an assist in a 6-2 win vs. Los Angeles on Jan. 1 to end his eight-game losing streak…Won three-of-four starts from Mar. 14–22, stopping 110-116 shots for a 0.948 save percentage with a 1.50 GAA…Was recalled by Phoenix on Mar. 23…Became the first goalie in Phoenix franchise history to record a shutout in his NHL debut, stopping all 23 shots faced at Colorado on Apr. 1…Made 40 saves for Phoenix in a 4-1 win at San Jose on Apr. 9. 2007-08: Split his third professional season between the Hartford Wolf Pack and San Antonio, posting a combined 24-14-3 record…Went 16-8-3 with a 2.54 GAA and a .908 sv% in 31 appearances with Hartford before being traded from the NY Rangers to Phoenix on Feb. 26... Went on to play in 14 games with San Antonio, going 8-6-0 with a 2.59 GAA and a .912 sv%...Made 31 stops in his first shutout of season on Mar. 29 vs. Peoria…Stretched a personal win streak to five straight decisions with 20 saves in 6-3 victory vs. Portland on Feb. 16. 2006-07: Recorded a 27-17-0 record with a 2.30 GAA and a .914 sv% in his second professional season with Hartford…Finished tied for third in AHL in shutouts with six (one off the league lead), fifth in GAA and tied for fifth in wins…Earned Rbk X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month honors for the month of February (5-2-0, 1.37 GAA, .946 sv%, 1 shutout). 2005-06: Had an All-Star rookie AHL season with Hartford, posting a 23-9-1 record with a 2.61 GAA and a .907 SV%... Earned the win in his pro debut on Oct. 8 vs. Manchester (22 saves)…Won seven straight starts from Oct. 28-Dec. 23…Set a Hartford single-game record with 51 saves on Oct. 29 vs. Bridgeport (3-2 win)…Registered his first shutout on Jan. 13 vs. Hershey, making 31 saves and contributing two assists…Played for the Planet USA All-Stars in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Winnipeg, MB on Feb. 1.

Led the nation in minutes played (2358:51) during his third and final National Collegiate Athletics Association season at the University of Michigan…Was an Academic All-Big-Ten selection…Finished his college career tied for all-time best career sv% (.908) in Michigan history, third in GAA (2.36), third in shutouts (13), fourth in wins (86) and fifth in minutes played (7,246:51). 2003-04: Named to NCAA West Second All-American Team, was a Second Team All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association selection and earned CCHA All-Academic honorable mention. Led the CCHA in wins (26), games played (40) and minutes played (2,340), and was named Michigan’s team MVP… Set Michigan single-season record for shutouts with six. 2002-03: Led all NCAA Division I goalies in games played (43) and minutes played (2,457:33) during his freshman season, as Michigan advanced to NCAA Frozen Four…Topped CCHA goaltenders in wins with 30.

Played in four games and posted a 2.60 GAA at the World Championships for Team USA. 2005: Made his second consecutive appearance for Team USA at the World Junior Championships, going 3-4-0 with a 3.36 GAA and .904 sv%. 2004: Backstopped Team USA to its first-ever WJC gold medal, going 6-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .944 sv% with 2 shutouts to earn the Directorate Award as the tournament’s top goaltender.




J. Tavares 78 33 37 6 70
K. Okposo 79 22 42 -4 64
F. Nielsen 81 20 32 1 52
B. Nelson 81 26 14 -3 40
N. Leddy 81 5 35 -9 40
A. Lee 80 15 21 -2 36
J. Bailey 81 12 20 -7 32
C. Cizikas 80 8 21 4 29
R. Strome 71 8 20 -9 28
M. Grabovski 58 9 16 3 25
T. Greiss 23 11 4 .925 2.36
J. Halak 18 13 4 .919 2.30
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