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Montoya Aiming To Be First Cuban In NHL

from the Traverse City Record-Eagle,
The former University of Michigan goaltender and first-round draft pick of the New York Rangers aims to be the first Cuban-American to play in the NHL. His mother, Irina Silva, fled Cuba with her parents when she was 9 years old, arriving in Florida and eventually moving to Chicago, where Montoya was born. "My mom came over right after the Bay of Pigs in Cuba," Montoya said. "They were on the wealthy side and she was able to come over. Typical story — over there she had everything and came over and had nothing. Ended up selling strawberries in Miami and then coming over to Chicago."
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