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Jets, goaltender Montoya agree to new contract

Thursday, 07.04.2013 / 2:10 PM / News

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Jets, goaltender Montoya agree to new contract
Goaltender Al Montoya agreed to terms on a contract with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Thursday.

Goaltender Al Montoya agreed to terms on a contract with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is for one season at $601,000, TSN reports. Montoya appeared in seven games for the Jets during 2012-13 as the backup to starter Ondrej Pavelec. Montoya was 3-1-0 with a 2.91 goals-against average and an .899 save percentage.

Montoya was the sixth pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. He is 24-18-10 in his career with a 2.77 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

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