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Al Montoya | Goalie

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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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

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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

Al Montoya was unable to lift the Jets to victory in a 3-2 loss to Carolina on Saturday night.

Montoya's performances since taking over for the injured Ondrej Pavelec have been a little up-and-down, proven by the fact he has alternated wins and losses in his past five outings. His record falls to 12-7-3 with the defeat while his GAA is 2.30 and his save percentage is .921.
Mar 22 - 10:27 PM

Al Montoya will be in goal when the Jets face the Hurricanes Saturday night.

We don't think that sounds so good---a Jet facing a Hurricane. Perhaps that is an omen not to start Montoya, who wasn't exactly sharp in a 5-4 overtime win Wednesday against Colorado.
Mar 22 - 1:21 PM

Al Montoya wasn't exactly sharp Wednesday, but earned a victory in Winnipeg's 5-4 overtime win over Colorado.

Montoya allowed four goals on 27 shots in the game, but was bailed out by the offensive support of his teammates to improve his record to 12-6-3 on the year. With Ondrej Pavelec nursing a lower-body ailment, Montoya and his solid peripheral stats will get the opportunity to see increased playing time in the Winnipeg crease. His GAA stands at 2.26 while his save percentage is .922.
Mar 19 - 10:51 PM

Al Montoya will get the nod on Wednesday.

Ondrej Pavelec is out with a lower-body injury, so Montoya is the de facto number one netminder. Montoya has a 2.18 GAA and .924 save percentage in 23 games this season.
Mar 19 - 3:25 PM

Al Montoya played well for Winnipeg in a 3-1 loss to the Blues on Monday.

Montoya allowed two goals on 25 shots in the defeat, which drops his record to 11-6-3. Though he has served as the team's primary backup netminder this season, he has outplayed starter Ondrej Pavelec by any measure, as he has posted a 2.18 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 23 appearances.
Mar 17 - 10:55 PM

Winnipeg goalie Al Montoya turned aside 25 shots as the Jets trounced the visiting Dallas Stars 7-2 Sunday night.

With Ondrej Pavelec (lower body) out, Montoya started and stopped 25 shots for the Jets in earning his first win since Feb. 2. Montoya's GAA is now .220. His save percentage is .924. Winnipeg (31-29-9) broke a six-game winless streak (0-3-3) against Dallas and won for the first time at MTS Centre in Winnipeg since Feb. 27. The victory pulled the Jets to within four points of Dallas (32-24-11) for the Western Conference's second wild-card spot. Dallas has two games in hand on the Jets, who departed afterwards for a road game Monday against the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 16 - 11:01 PM

Al Montoya blocked 31 of 34 shots in Winnipeg's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Monday night.

Montoya now has a 10-4-3 record with a 2.17 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. Look for Ondrej Pavelec to start on Wednesday for the Jets against the Blackhawks.
Mar 11 - 4:03 AM

Al Montoya will start Monday at Colorado.

He stopped all 12 shots he faced in a relief appearance against Ottawa on Saturday. His last start came in St. Louis on Feb. 8 before the Olympic break.
Mar 10 - 5:19 PM

Al Montoya allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

Montoya was also beaten on two of three shootout attempts. He allowed just two goals against in his previous two starts, both of them wins, but he couldn't hold off the Blues. Montoya's record drops to 10-4-2 on the year. He now has a .925 sve percentage and a 2.18 GAA.
Feb 8 - 5:12 PM

Al Montoya will indeed get the start Saturday afternoon against the Blues.

This was speculated in our post Friday but confirmed Saturday morning. The Jets wanted to give Ondrej Pavelec the day off before he heads off to Sochi to play in the Olympics. Make sure you adjust your goaltending rotation in time for Saturday afternoon's early games.
Feb 8 - 9:54 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Olli Jokinen
4Jim Slater
5James Wright
6John Albert
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Eric Tangradi
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Devin Setoguchi
6Anthony Peluso
7Scott Kosmachuk
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Keaton Ellerby
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
9Adam Pardy
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Al Montoya