Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray issued a statement on the death of former Ducks defenseman Steve Montador, who passed away early this morning at the age of 35:
"This is a very sad day for all of us. Steve was one of those character players that brought great spirit and determination to his team. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time."
Montador played 65 games for Anaheim during the 2008-09 season, notching four goals and 16 assists. He played 571 games in 10 NHL seasons with Calgary, Florida, Anaheim, Boston, Buffalo and Chicago.