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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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Al Montoya stopped 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Montoya came into the season as Carey Price's backup, but he's been forced into duty because Price is out with the flu. He's been fantastic in three starts this season and Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh may have been his best performance yet. He also collected an assist on Alexander Radulov's third period goal. Montoya won't have any value in season long leagues unless Price suffers an injury, but he could be worth a look in daily fantasy whenever he's between the pipes. The 31-year-old has a 2-0-1 record with a 1.30 goals-against-average and a .962 save percentage in 2016-17. Oct 18 - 11:01 PM

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Al Montoya will start for a third straight time on Tuesday.

He will be in goal for Montreal's home opener because Carey Price still isn't ready to return from a severe case of the flu. Montoya has played well during Price's absence with a 1-0-1 record, a 1.92 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Oct 17 - 1:25 PM

Al Montoya blocked 35 shots and let three slip past in the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.

With 35 blocked shots and a save percentage of .921, Montoya could hardly take the entire blame for the Habs loss Saturday night, but in the larger framework of his record he is not a good fantasy option. He moved over from the Florida Panthers where he saw minimal action in the past two seasons. In 45 games with them, he won 18 and lost 14.
Oct 16 - 12:16 AM

Al Montoya will face Ottawa on Saturday night.

Montoya turned away 30 of 31 shots in the win over Buffalo on Thursday night. He's not fared as well against Ottawa in his career, however. Montoya is 2-3 with 18 goals against and a .900 save percentage in seven games. Though it's worth noting that Montoya will an advantage he's rarely offered as a backup, a healthy and well-rested team to play behind.
Oct 15 - 2:25 PM

Al Montoya stopped 30 of 31 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

He got the start tonight because Canadiens starter Carey Price is out with the flu. Montoya definitely didn't disappoint in his first outing with his new team, as he provided the team with some solid goaltending throughout the night. The 31-year-old is one of the better backup goalies in the NHL, but his fantasy value is non-existent because Price is a workhorse goaltender.
Oct 13 - 10:42 PM

Al Montoya is expected to start Thursday's opener at Buffalo.

Montoya will get the nod because Price is suffering from the flu. Price has been absent from practice for three straight days and he won't travel with the team to Buffalo.
Oct 12 - 11:56 AM

With his performance Saturday night Al Montoya took one more step to solidify his spot as the Canadiens' backup goalie behind Carey Price.

In case there was any doubt, Montoya took a stranglehold on the backup position with a full game, 24-save effort against the Senators, a game in which the Habs won 4-3 in overtime. It does not look as if Mike Condon will break camp with the Canadiens.
Oct 2 - 10:37 AM

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

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

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