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Al Montoya | Goalie | #35

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (6) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed Al Montoya to a one-year contract.
The Canadiens have a good backup for Carey Price but hopefully will not have to rely on Montoya as much as they had to rely on their backups last season as Price missed most of the season with injuries. Montoya was 12-7-3 last season with a 2.18 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Look for similar peripherals this season and he should see action in 20-25 games. Jul 1 - 1:39 PM

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Al Montoya is expected to test the free agent market.

The Panthers are not close to re-signing the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, so it is believed he will be free to sign anywhere on July 1.
Jun 21 - 2:56 PM

The Panthers and UFA goalie Al Montoya have not begun contract talks.

Montoya played well as the backup to Roberto Luongo this past season posting a 12-7-3 record with a 2.18 goals against average. He may be a little too expensive to re-sign given he was restricted to around 20 games, unless the Cats change their philosophy about playing an overworked Luongo in excess of 60 games.
Jun 4 - 10:32 AM

Al Montoya is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.

He played very well as Florida's second-string goalie in 2015-16 with a 12-7-3 record and a career-best 2.18 goals-against average. The Panthers may bring him back for another season while they wait for prospect Samuel Montembeault to develop.
May 2 - 11:36 AM

Al Montoya made 20 saves on 23 shots in the Panthers' 3-1 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

Montoya falls to 12-7-3 this season with a 2.18 goals against average and .919 save percentage. Statistically, the 31-year-old had one of his best seasons so far.
Apr 8 - 1:20 AM

Al Montoya will start for Florida Thursday night.

Montoya has won his last two starts. He has a 2.13 GAA and .921 save percentage in 24 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 7 - 12:49 PM

Florida goalie Al Montoya made 23 saves Monday night, good enough for a victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

The Panthers prevailed 4-3 and Montoya improved his win-loss record on the season to 12-6-3. Backing up veteran Roberto Luongo, Montoya has enjoyed a nice season with the division-leading Panthers. His save percentage is an impressive .921 and his goals-against average is an equally impressive 2.13. There would be nothing wrong with taking a shot with Montoya in one-game fantasy action.
Apr 5 - 12:06 AM

Al Montoya will get the nod for Monday's game against Toronto.

The Panthers are expected to start Roberto Luongo on Tuesday night at Montreal. Montoya has not played against the Leafs this season, but he has an 11-6-3 record along with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 4:55 PM

Al Montoya made 23 saves on 25 shots to earn a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Montoya improves to 11-6-3 this season with a 2.09 goals against average and .923 save percentage.
Apr 1 - 1:06 AM

Al Montoya is expected to start Thursday night.

Montoya has only participated in two of Florida's last 10 games. He has a 2.10 GAA and .923 save percentage in 22 contests this season.
Mar 31 - 11:57 AM

Florida goalie Al Montoya played pretty well but took a loss Monday night.

Montoya stopped 28 of the 31 shots he faced in the Panthers' 4-2 loss to the Rangers in New York. His record is now 10-6-3. He has a goals-against average of 2.10 and a save percentage of .923. He's not bad as a backup for Roberto Luongo but by no means is worth an investment in any type of fantasy action.
Mar 21 - 10:30 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes for Florida on Monday versus the New York Rangers.

Montoya made 27 saves in a 4-1 win over Montreal last Tuesday. He has posted a 10-5-3 record this season along with a 2.04 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 11:08 AM

Al Montoya stopped 27 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The 31-year-old has provided the Panthers with some quality goaltending when starter Roberto Luongo has needed a rest. Montoya has a 10-5-3 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 2015-16.
Mar 15 - 11:05 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes on Tuesday against Montreal.

It was expected that Montoya would get the call after Roberto Luongo played on Monday versus the New York Islanders. Montoya has a 9-5-3 record this season go with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
Mar 15 - 5:40 PM

Al Montoya yielded five goals on 26 shots in the Panthers’ 5-1 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.

He gave up two goals in the first and three in the third. Outings like this have been few and far between for Montoya, who had given up a total of three goals in his previous three starts. Montoya has a 2.14 GAA and .922 SV%.
Mar 6 - 12:00 AM

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C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Daniel Carr
5Bobby Farnham
6Martin Reway
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya