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Islanders ink Montoya to one-year contract extension

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TSN.ca Staff
3/29/2011 2:53:01 PM
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The New York Islanders agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with goaltender Al Montoya, keeping him with the club through the 2011-12 season.

The 26-year-old has a record of 8-4-4 with a 2.35 goals against average and a .923 save percentage in 17 games this season. The Chicago native was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes on Feb. 9 in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Originally selected by the New York Rangers in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Montoya has played in 197 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack and San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, compiling a 96-72-7 record with nine shutouts. Prior to joining the Islanders, Montoya played in five career NHL games, all with Phoenix, and posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.08 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

In 22 career NHL games, Montoya is 11-5-4 with a 2.29 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.

Al Montoya (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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