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Al Montoya
Al Montoya
Number: 35
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 203
Catches: Left
Born: 13 Feb 1985  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Drafted: NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
2011-12: Was the Islanders opening-night starting goaltender on Oct. 8 vs. FLA... Earned his
first win in his second-straight start on Oct. 10 vs. MIN... Made a career-high 47 saves on
51 shots on Nov. 10 at COL... Suffered a head injury at WPG on Dec. 20, returning on Jan. 17
at WSH after missing 12 games.

2010-11: Led Islanders goalies in wins (9) and goals against average (2.39) in 20
appearances as a rookie after being acquired from PHX on Feb. 9… Began his sixth
professional season with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), 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 NYI on Feb. 9… Recalled from BRI on Feb. 11…Made his NYI debut in
relief on Feb. 13 at BUF, earning the win…Posted a 35-save shutout in his first start on Feb.
19 vs. LA… Appeared in 20 of NYI final 27 games.

2009-10: Went 4-7-1 with a 3.19 GAA and a .904 sv% in 14 games for SAN (AHL)… Earned
his first AHL victory of the season on Oct. 2 vs. TEX… Made his 4,000th AHL save on Nov.
24 vs. MIL.

2008-09: Recorded a shutout in his NHL debut with PHX on Apr. 1, making 23 saves vs. COL
in 3-0 win... Became the first goalie in PHX franchise history to record a shutout in his NHL
debut... Went 3-1-0 with a 2.08 GAA and a .925 sv% in the final five games of the season
with PHX… Posted a 7-17-2 record with SAN (AHL), showing a 3.23 GAA and a .890 sv%... Was
recalled by PHX on Mar. 23… Made 40 saves for PHX in a 4-1 win at SJ 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 HAR before being traded from the NYR to PHX on Feb. 26... Went on
to play in 14 games with SAN, 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. PEO… 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).

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.