Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Montador
Steve Montador was born December 21, 1979 in Vancouver, British Columbia. A free agent signing by the Calgary Flames, Montador is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League having stops in North Bay, Erie and Peterborough.

The 6'0", 200lbs. defenseman from Vancouver, B.C. who had a career high in goals (14), assists (42) and points (56) in 1999-2000 joined Calgary's AHL affiliate in Saint-John in 2000-01 playing a key role in the Flames Calder Cup Championship victory of Wilkes-Barre Scranton.

In 2001-02 Montador spent the better portion of the season in Saint-John while playing in eleven games with the parent club. Montador then spent the majority of 2002-03 playing with Calgary with a handful of games in Saint-John and was a key contributor in Calgary's run to the 2004 Stanley Cup final. Although, Montador and the Flames lost a hard-fought seven game series to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Montador impressed many with his steady play.

Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Montador returned to Calgary in 2005-06, yet was dealt to the Florida Panthers in the early stages of the season. Over two and a half seasons in Florida, Montador contributed offensively on a struggling Panther line-up. After establishing new career-highs in goals (8), assists (15), and points (23) with the Panthers in 2007-08, Montador was unsigned by the club and picked up by the Anaheim Ducks in the summer of 2008.

On March 4, 2009, the NHL trade deadline, Montador was on the move again. This time traded by the Ducks to the league leading Boston Bruins. He would finish the year with Boston and sign with Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent that summer.

After two solid seasons in Buffalo, Montador was on the move again. This time traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a seventh round draft choice.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.A 46 3 16 19 145 7 1 2 3 10
1996-97 North Bay Centennials OHL 63 7 28 35 129
1997-98 North Bay Centennials OHL 37 5 16 21 54 +17
1997-98 Erie Otters OHL 26 3 17 20 35 +17 7 1 1 2 9
1998-99 Erie Otters OHL 61 9 33 42 114 -1 5 0 2 2 4
1999-00 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 14 42 56 97 +24 5 0 2 2 4
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 58 1 6 7 95 19 0 8 8 13
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 2 3 26 -2
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 67 9 16 25 107 -11
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 50 1 1 2 114 -9
2002-03 Saint John Flames AHL 11 1 7 8 20 -4
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 26 1 2 3 50 -1 20 1 2 3 6
2004-05 HC Mulhouse France 15 1 7 8 69
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 7 1 0 1 11 0
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 51 1 5 6 68 +4
2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 72 1 8 9 119 +1
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 73 8 15 23 73 +1
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 65 4 16 20 125 +14
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 13 0 1 1 18 +3 11 1 2 3 18
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 5 18 23 75 0 6 1 0 1 4
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 5 21 26 83 +16 6 0 1 1 8
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 52 5 9 14 45 +4
2012-13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 14 2 3 5 13 +1
2013-14 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 11 0 3 3 33
NHL Totals 571 33 98 131 807 43 3 5 8 36


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, April 10, 2000.
Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Mulhouse (France), September 17, 2004. Traded to Florida by Calgary with Dustin Johner for Kristian Huselius, December 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 11, 2008. Traded to Boston by Anaheim for Petteri Nokelainen, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2009. Traded to Chicago by Buffalo for Florida's 7th round pick (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Judd Petersen) in 2012 NHL Draft, June 29, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to head injury vs. Nashville, March 31, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), August 11, 2013.
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