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Al Montoya
Al Montoya
Number: 29
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 203
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 13, 1985  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Drafted: NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (6th overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in 48 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a record of 27-17-0, along with a 2.30 goals against average and a .914 save percentage … Established career-highs in games played (48), wins (27), minutes (2556), saves (1140), shutouts (six), goals against average (2.30) and save percentage (.914) … Tied for third in the AHL in shutouts (six), ranked fifth in goals against average (2.30) and tied for fifth in wins (27) … Earned First Star honors and made 20 saves in a 3-0 shutout victory on Apr. 13 vs. Bridgeport … Registered a shutout on the road with 36 saves in a 1-0 win on Mar. 25 (First Star) … Earned First Star in a 3-2 shootout win vs. Lowell on Mar. 10, making 31 saves and stopping four out of five shootout attempts … Named AHL Goaltender of the Month for February, posting a 5-2 record, along with a 1.37 goals against average, a .946 save percentage and one shutout over the span … Posted his second shutout in three starts, and earned First Star honors, in a 2-0 win at Portland on Dec. 31 (28 saves) … Registered his first shutout of season, and the third of his professional career, on Dec. 26 at Worcester, stopping 20 shots in a 2-0 victory (Second Star) … Recalled by the Rangers from Hartford on Dec. 19 and dressed as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup that night vs. NY Islanders … Posted his second career post season shutout on Apr. 26 at Providence in Game Five of Division Semifinals, with 26 saves in 1-0 win.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Represented the United States in various tournaments from 2001-2005. 2001-02: Led the United States U-17 team to the gold medal at the World U-17 Challenge in Winnipeg, Manitoba … Helped the U-17 team capture gold at the 2001 Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia. 2004: Appeared in six games as a member of Team USA at the 2004 World Junior Championships, posting a 6-0 record and a 1.33 goals against average, along with a .944 save percentage and two shutouts … Backstopped the club to the country's first ever gold medal finish … His goals against average and save percentage ranked second all-time among US-born goaltenders at the World Junior Championships … Awarded the Directorate Award as the tournament's top goaltender. 2005: Posted a 3-4-0 record in seven games for Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championships, recording a 3.36 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

MINOR-LEAGE CAREER: 2005-06: Appeared in two games with the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), posting a record of 1-1-0, along with a 3.92 goals against average. ... Appeared in 40 games with Hartford (AHL), posting a record of 23-9-1, along with a 2.61 goals against average … Represented the Planet USA squad in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at Winnipeg … Registered his first professional shutout, made 31 saves and picked up two assists in a 4-0 win on Jan. 13 vs. Hershey, earning First Star honors … Set Wolf Pack single-game record with 51 saves on Oct. 29 vs. Bridgeport (3-2 win, First Star) … Earned the win in his professional debut on Oct. 8 vs. Manchester (22 saves in 4-3 triumph) … Posted his first career professional postseason shutout on Apr. 23 at Manchester in Game Four with 30 saves in a 7-0 win … Registered his first playoff victory as a pro in Game Two vs. Manchester on Apr. 19, with 33 saves in a 3-2 overtime win.

Appeared in 123 career contests with the University of Michigan Wolverines, posting an 86-29-8 record, along with a 2.36 goals against average … Ranks among the leaders in several categories in Michigan University's all-time record books, including fourth on the all-time wins list (86), third in shutouts (13), tied for first in save percentage (.908), third in goals against average (2.36), and fifth in minutes played (7,246:51) … Also holds the record for single season shutouts with six … In career postseason play, appeared in 20 contests, posting a 15-5 record, along with a 1.80 goals against average, a .928 save percentage and three shutouts. 2002-03: Appeared in a career-high 43 games, posting a 30-10-3 record, along with a 2.33 goals against average … Led all freshman netminders and ties for the national lead in wins (30) ... Established University of Michigan freshman goaltending records for wins (30), save percentage (.911) and games played (43) … Became the third straight University of Michigan freshman goalie to reach a shutout First collegiate game was his first collegiate shutout in a 3-0 win over Niagara University on Oct. 11, becoming the third straight in his collegiate debut on Oct. 11 with a 3-0 win over Niagara University ... University of Michigan freshman starting goaltender to notch a shutout in his collegiate debut … Became the second freshman goaltender under head coach Red Berenson to backstop his team to the Frozen Four (Marty Turco was the other)… Named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Midwest Regional and selected to the CCHA Super Six All-Tournament team … Named to Inside College Hockey Online's All-Rookie Team and the Bauer/CCHA All-Rookie Team. 2003-04: Appeared in 40 games for the Wolverines, posting a 26-12-2 record, along with a personal-best 2.23 goals against average and six shutouts … Selected as the club's MVP … Established single-season school records with six shutouts and a .917 save percentage … Named CCHA Player of the Month in January, posting a 6-0-0 record, two shutouts, a 0.83 GAA and .952 save percentage in six games … Named to the AHCA All-American West Second Team, the All-CCHA Second Team and was a finalist for the CCHA Goaltender of the Year … Earned CCHA All-Academic honorable mention. 2004-05: Appeared in 40 games with the Wolverines, posting a 30-7-3 record, along with a 2.52 goals against average and a .895 save percentage … Led the nation in minutes played with 2,358 … Posted a career-best, 11-
game winning streak, from Feb. 11 through Mar. 25 and a career-best, 14-game unbeaten streak, from Jan. 29 through Mar. 25 … Registered a 5-1 record in the 2005 postseason, along with a 1.67 goals against average and a .912 save percentage, helping lead the club to the NCAA Midwest Regional Final … Named to the All-Midwest Regional Team … Selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team.