Al Montoya

Edmonton Oilers

Position: Goaltender

Full Name: Alvaro “Al” Montoya (“the Big Cubano”)
Birthdate: February 13, 1985
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Alvaro “Al” Montoya was born on February 13, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois and currently plays goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Nicknamed “The Big Cubano,” Al was originally drafted in the first round, 6th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the first Cuban-American to play in the NHL. Al made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 Season as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, recording a shutout against the Colorado Avalanche. While currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens, Al has also spent time as a member of the New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets, and Florida Panthers over the course of his National Hockey League career. Internationally, Al represented the United States at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, leading them to their first Gold Medal performance at the 2004 tournament in Finland.

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One of the greatest things about Kurt and all the people with KO is that they bring in guys like Barry Karn and all these different skating and skill people that come in and help us to develop. They care about us off the ice but they obviously have to care about us on the ice and they bring in people to work with us to help us be better and I think that’s special.

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