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Al Montoya
NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
2015-16: Turned aside 33 shots to win in second start of the season Oct. 24 at DAL...Stopped 22 shots to record win in season debut Oct. 13 at CAR 2014-15: Made 31 saves on 33 shots to earn his sixth win of the season April 11 vs. NJD...Made 20 saves on 23 shots to earn his fifth win of the season March 1 vs. TBL...Started on his 30th birthday, making 26 of 28 saves at DAL...Made 32 saves on 34 shots to earn the win Feb. 3 at NYI...Stopped 25 of 30 shots to earn a win Jan. 9 at CGY...Turned aside 22 of 24 shots to earn his second win of the season Nov. 28 vs. OTT...Stopped 22 of 22 shots in relief of Roberto Luongo Nov. 26 vs. CAR...Registered first win as a Panther stopping 33 of 35 shots Nov. 16 vs. ANA...Made first start of the season making stopping 27 of 28 shots Oct. 18 at WSH...Made Panthers debut stopping ten of ten shots in relief of Roberto Luongo Oct. 11 vs. NJD. Notes: First Cuban-American player to play in the NHL...Attended University of Michigan (2002-05).
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2004) Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers with Marcel Hossa for Josh Gratton, David LeNeveu, Fredrik Sjostrom and Phoenix's 5th round choice (Roman Horak) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to NY Islanders by Phoenix for NY Islanders' 6th round choice (Andrew Fritsch) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016