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.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday