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A Two-Year Extension For Al Montoya

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Monday a two-year contract extension for goaltender Al Montoya (2017-18 and 2018-19).

In 11 games with the Canadiens in 2016-17, Montoya has a 4-4-2 record, with one shutout. The 6'02'' and 209 lbs goaltender boasts a 2.74 goals-against average, and has stopped 290 of the 319 shots he has faced for a .909 save percentage.

Montoya, 31, has a 59-44-20 record in 147 career regular-season games. He has a 2.61 career goals-against average, with a .909 save percentage and six shutouts. Montoya suited up for the Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers since his NHL debut in 2008-09.

A native of Chicago, Montoya was selected in the first round, sixth overall by the New York Rangers at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He first joined the Canadiens as a free agent on July 1, 2016.

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Arpon Basu tweet,

With Habs signing Al Montoya to a two-year extension they have a goalie not named Carey Price eligible to be exposed in expansion draft

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/02/17 at 11:07 AM ET

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Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Montoya’s new deal with the Habs carries a $1.065-million cap hit

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/02/17 at 11:16 AM ET

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