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Al Montoya | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Al Montoya was called upon in relief of starter Roberto Luongo in the Panthers 5-2 loss to LA on Tuesday.
Montoya saw little action and stopped just one of two shots sent his way by the Kings in the third period. The Panthers back-up made a strong start in Anaheim a few nights ago and it will be interesting to see if he gets his number called with two tough games against San Jose and Nashville remaining on this West road trip. Nov 19 - 2:04 AM

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Al Montoya made 33 saves on 35 shots in Florida's 6-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Montoya helped the Panthers pull off the major upset on the road tonight. The win was Montoya's first of the season, and first as a member of the Panthers. The former sixth overall pick in 2004 has had a disappointing career, but he has established himself as a reliable backup goaltender. He won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Nov 16 - 10:42 PM

Al Montoya and the Florida Panthers failed to hold onto a 4-3 lead heading into the third period, ultimately falling 6-4 to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

The last goal was an empty-netter, with Montoya giving up five goals on 24 shots. A night like this won't instill much confidence in the 29-year-old who hadn't made an appearance since Oct. 18. Expect Roberto Luongo to be the workhorse, as anticipated.
Nov 8 - 5:59 PM

Updating an earlier item, it looks as if Al Montoya will get the start against the Flames Saturday afternoon.

It's a 3:00 pm EST start so make sure you adjust your roster accordingly. It was originally thought that Roberto Luongo would be in goal, but that does not look to be the case.
Nov 8 - 11:49 AM

Al Montoya kicked away 27 shots in Florida’s 2-1 shootout loss to Washington on Saturday night.

On paper, Montoya and Roberto Luongo are two goalies who fill their respective roles very well. Then you factor in they’re on a pretty bad Panthers team that will struggle to score and defend, and things aren’t so rosy for their fantasy prospects. Montoya has a 0.59 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.
Oct 18 - 11:43 PM

Florida will start Al Montoya against Washington Saturday night.

It will be Montoya's Panther debut after signing a two-year deal this past summer. Roberto Luongo, who was solid posting a win and a shutout Friday night against Buffalo will get his first night off this season.
Oct 18 - 10:00 AM

Al Montoya, recently acquired by the Panthers to back up goalie Roberto Luongo, is encouraging members of Florida's Cuban community to show up to NHL games.

The hope from the Panthers front office is that Montoya — who's coming off the best statistical season (with Winnipeg) of his five-year NHL career — will provide better insurance in net than Dan Ellis behind Luongo, and that his arrival will help attract some of the approximately 850,000 Cuban-Americans in the area to the BB&T Center. Montoya is trying his best. He is quoted in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as saying: "This is a very cool experience, not only on a hockey level, but a bigger level than that. [Cubans] should come out to see a hockey game. It's an unbelievable sport, and we're a team that's going to give its all. Once you taste a piece of it, you'll keep coming back."
Jul 26 - 9:53 AM

Al Montoya wants to do more than just give Roberto Luongo the occasional night off.

"The coach and the team knows what I'm capable of and when I'm called, I'm going out there to win games," Montoya said. He had a 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage in 28 games last season, but he feels his best hockey is still ahead of him. Montoya is a great backup goaltender, but Luongo isn't in any danger of losing the starting job. Assuming Luongo stays healthy, Montoya can't be counted to get more than 25 starts in 2014-15.
Jul 22 - 10:44 PM

Al Montoya is familiar with the Miami area as he has plenty of family in the region that he regularly visits.

Montoya is a Cuban-American who was born and raised in Chicago. "I was blessed with a gift and the Cuban people are a motivated bunch, a passionate bunch," Montoya said. "I'm just lucky enough to where I have an arena to show off my American dream. It doesn't matter where you come from or where you've been. Everyone can play hockey. Like I said, the Cuban people are very passionate. Once they figure out what the game is like, it's tough to let go." He signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Panthers to serve as Roberto Luongo's backup.
Jul 22 - 9:42 AM

The Florida Panthers have inked goaltender Al Montoya to a contract.

The is contract is for two year at $2.1 million. He will back up Roberto Luongo in Florida. He was 13-8-3 this past season with a 2.30 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Jul 1 - 1:06 PM

Al Montoya spent the last part of the season sidelined by a hamstring injury.

The backup netminder is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer. He posted a 13-8-3 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.30 goals-against average this past season.
Apr 14 - 9:52 AM

Al Montoya was absent from the lineup in Tuesday's shootout win over Phoenix because of a lower-body injury.

Ondrej Pavelec started for the second time in two nights as a result of Montoya's ailment. Michael Hutchinson suited up as Pavelec's backup and will probably do so again on Thursday if Montoya isn't ready to face Pittsburgh.
Apr 2 - 9:42 AM

Al Montoya blocked 27 of 30 shots in Winnipeg's 4-3 win over San Jose Thursday evening.

Montoya his sixth straight game for the Jets and was able to end his two-game losing streak. He now has a 13-8-3 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. He'll continue to receive the bulk of the playing time in the absence of Ondrej Pavelec.
Mar 28 - 3:53 AM

Al Montoya enjoyed a solid game Monday, but ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision against the Stars.

Montoya allowed two goals on 27 shots and was generally sharp as both goals he allowed came during a Dallas power-play. His record falls to 12-8-3 with the defeat while his save percentage is .921 and his GAA is 2.29. He'll continue to receive the bulk of the playing time in the absence of Ondrej Pavelec.
Mar 24 - 11:25 PM

Al Montoya is expected to get the nod for the Jets again on Monday night.

Ondrej Pavelec isn't ready to return from a lower-body injury yet, so it's likely that Montoya will get his fifth straight start and Michael Hutchinson will back him up.
Mar 24 - 9:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Vincent Trocheck
5Derek MacKenzie
6Brandon Pirri
7Rocco Grimaldi
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Colby Robak
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya