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.
You've got to focus on playing good hockey. When we do that we give ourselves a chance to win games. Win games and then maybe we''ll have a chance at the end. You can't worry about something like (the division title) when we're not playing our best hockey down the stretch. We'll figure things out together the way we always do and get back on the right page.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after loss to Flyers on Wednesday left them five points out of first place in Central Division