Edmonton Oilers Press Release
/ Edmonton Oilers
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Kevin Montgomery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Shawn Belle.
Montgomery, 22, has appeared in 51 games this season with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey league recording 19 points (2G,17A) and 34 penalty minutes.
The 6’2”, 190-pound Rochester, NY native was originally selected by Colorado in the 4th round, 110th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Montgomery spent three seasons with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League playing in 140 games scoring 12 goals and adding 84 assists for 96 points.
Internationally, Montgomery skated in six games for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship. He also played for the USA National U-18 Team in 2005-06 and was a member of the USA National U-17 Team in 2004-05.
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