Steve Montador

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Steve Montador
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Montador while practicing with the Blackhawks
Born (1979-12-21)December 21, 1979
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died February 15, 2015(2015-02-15) (aged 35)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Mulhouse Scorpions
Florida Panthers
Anaheim Ducks
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Blackhawks
Medveščak Zagreb
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2014

Steve Montador (December 21, 1979February 15, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He currently plays for the KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

He has also played in the OHL for 5 seasons; 2 for the North Bay Centennials, 2 for the Erie Otters and 1 for the Peterborough Petes. He made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames during 2001–02 NHL season. He went on to play 4 seasons with the Calgary Flames before he was traded to the Florida Panthers along with Dustin Johner for Kristian Huselius. During the 2007-08 offseason he signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks. He was traded by the Ducks at the trade deadline to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Petteri Nokelainen. He signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008-09 offseason and played 2 seasons with them before signing with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2010-11 offseason. He played a season with the Blackhawks and his contract was bought out on June 28, 2013.[1]

Montador signed a one-year deal in with KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the KHL.[2]

Montador died on February 15, 2015.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  2. "Conqueror of Calder and Stanley finalist Montador signed (In Croatian)". KHL Medveščak Zagreb. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  3. Former NHL player Steve Montador found dead at his Mississauga home.

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