Hockey has carried Al Montoya all over the world, but this summer it's brought him back to his roots.
Montoya signed a one-year contract on July 1 with the Florida Panthers. He was born in Chicago, but his parents and grandparents were born in Cuba and immigrated to Miami in the 1960s.
"My grandfather decided it was the best decision," Montoya recently told the Panthers website. "He thought it was better for his family to be here with nothing than there with everything.
"He went from being a landowner and then going to selling strawberries on the side of the road in Miami just to make ends meet."