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Al Montoya signs with Jets (1 year, $601k)
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07-06-2012, 12:29 PM
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21-17 career in the N.H.L. and a SV% of .906...with the Islanders and Yotes...solid numbers in the A.H.L too. This is an absolute steal. Pavelec played 68 games last year and looked a bit fatigued near the end of the season...I think Montoya will get over 20 starts next year...
It's not a coincidence that he hasn't played many NHL games. When the Isles picked him up from the Coyotes he was splitting time with Matt Climie in the AHL. The goalies ahead of him on the Coyotes depth chart were Bryzgalov, Labarbara and Climie.
The Islanders did not offer him a contract this year because with Kevin Poulin and Anders Nillson, they don't have room for him. Ever heard of Poulin or Nillson? Judging by the salary he got from the Jets, it sure doesn't look like any other NHL team offered him a one way contract either.
He's 27 years old. He's had six seasons of pro hockey since he finished his college career. I wouldn't get too excited.
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