Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman, at long last, Mr Al Montoya.

With all of the Islanders troubles with injured goalies, they made a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes. They sent a sixth round draft pick to Phoenix in exchange for goaltender Al Montoya. A former first round pick (6th overall) of the New York Rangers in 2004.
Al never got a shot with the Rangers. After a bad injury further put his career back, Al was traded to Phoenix in 2008.
Al went 3-1 with a 2.08 goals against average and a shutout for the Coyotes in the 08/09 season. He was then sent back to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. Never to be seen again. Until now.
With the Islanders, Al has gone 3-0 with a 1.23 goals against average and recorded a shutout in his first game with his new team.
 Let's hope that Al actually gets his shot this time. He's waited a long time for this. Battled through injuries, and doubt.
Good to see the kid do well, 7 years after being picked in the first round. Never give up kids... never give up.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad someone did a post on this! I have been meaning to get around to it but now I don't have to. I think this could be he last kick at the can for an NHL career and he is definitely playing for his professional life. I wish him the best of luck (after all Rickie Di has no luck at all).