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Steve Montador
Steve Montador
Defenseman
(MAWN-tuh-dor)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 21, 1979
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Acquired: From BUF for a seventh-round pick in 2012 or 2013 on June 29, 2011.

CAREER

2011-12: Recorded career highs in assists (21), points (26) and plus/minus rating (+16) in 73 regular-season contests with BUF … Paced club defensemen with 83 PIM and a +16 rating … Notched four multi-point efforts … Compiled a seven-game streak during which he posted an even or positive plus/minus rating from Feb. 25-March 6, accruing a +12 rating over that time … Notched one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoffs contests with BUF ... Recorded a postseason-best three blocked shots and tallied two hits in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at PHI on April 14 … Notched an assist on the overtime GWG and logged a postseason-high 18:03 of ice time at PHI in Game 5 of the conference quarterfinals on April 22.

2010-11: Recorded career highs in assists (21), points (26) and plus/minus rating (+16) in 73 regular-season contests with BUF … Paced club defensemen with 83 PIM and a +16 rating … Notched four multi-point efforts … Compiled a seven-game streak during which he posted an even or positive plus/minus rating from Feb. 25-March 6, accruing a +12 rating over that time … Notched one assist in six Stanley Cup Playoffs contests with BUF ... Recorded a postseason-best three blocked shots and tallied two hits in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at PHI on April 14 … Notched an assist on the overtime GWG and logged a postseason-high 18:03 of ice time at PHI in Game 5 of the conference quarterfinals on April 22.

2009-10: Registered 23 points (5G, 18A) in 78 regular-season tilts with BUF … Paced club defensemen with 2 GWG … Ranked second among club blueliners in points (23) and goals (5) in his inaugural campaign with BUF… Notched one goal and accrued a +3 rating in six Stanley Cup Playoffs contests … Logged a postseason career-high 35:12 TOI at BOS in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 21.

2008-09: Tallied 21 points (4G, 17A) while posting a career-high 143 PIM in 78 regular-season contests split between ANA and BOS … Notched one assist in his final 13 regular-season contests of the campaign with BOS after being dealt by ANA at the trade deadline on March 4 … Notched two helpers and added one marker in 11 playoff tilts with BOS … Ranked second on the team in postseason play with 18 PIM … Started the season with ANA, registering 20 points (4G, 16A) in 65 regular-season tilts before being traded.

2007-08: Recorded an NHL career-high eight goals in his third campaign with FLA … Amassed 23 points (8G, 15A) in 73 regular-season contests with the club … Registered an NHL career game high in points (3) two separate times during the campaign, tallying a goal and two helpers in both.

2006-07: Paced the club with 119 PIM and dished out eight assists and nine points in 72 regular-season tilts with FLA … Posted a season-high 17 PIM on Nov. 11 at NJD … Recorded a season-high +3 rating at WSH on Feb. 27 … Registered five shots on goal at CAR on March 13, marking his highest single-game total of the campaign.

2005-06: Notched five helpers and added two goals in 58 regular-contests split between CGY and FLA … Skated in 51 regular-season tilts after being traded to FLA, notching six points (1G, 5A) with the club … Netted a goal and registered a season-best +3 rating against TBL on March 20 … Tallied one goal in seven games with CGY before being traded to FLA on Dec. 2.

2004-05: Posted eight points (1G, 7A) in 15 regular-season contests with HC-Mulhouse of France.

2003-04: Registered two helpers and three points in 26 regular-season tilts with CGY … Tallied the GWG at DET on March 16 for his only goal of the season … Tallied three points (1G, 2A) in 20 playoff contests with CGY as the club fell in the Stanley Cup Final to TBL.

2002-03: Split time between CGY and the American Hockey League’s Saint John Flames … Tallied two points (1G, 1A) in 50 regular-season games with CGY … Started the season with Saint John, registering seven helpers and one goal in 11 regular-season contests.

2001-02: Split time between CGY and Saint John … Notched three points (1G, 2A) in 11 regular-season tilts for CGY … Recorded his first NHL point, an assist, in his first NHL game on Nov. 23 at BUF… Netted his first career NHL goal at NYI on Jan. 8 … Tallied 25 points (9G, 16A) in 67 regular-season games with Saint John before being called up.

2000-01: Posted one goal and dished out six helpers in his professional debut with Saint John … Registered eight points (8A) in 19 postseason tilts as the Flames went on to win the Calder Cup … Ranked second among Flames defensemen with eight helpers his professional postseason debut.

1999-2000: Registered 56 points (14G, 42A) in 64 regular-season contests with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

1998-99: Accrued 42 points (9G, 33A) and 114 PIM in 61 regular-season tilts with the Erie Otters of the OHL.

1997-98: Finished the campaign with 41 points (8G, 33A) in 63 regular-season tilts split between Erie and the OHL’s North Bay Centennials … Notched 20 points (3G, 17A) in the final 26 regular-season games of the campaign with Erie … Logged two points (1G, 1A) in seven playoff appearances with Erie … Started the season with North Bay, posting 21 points (5G, 16A) in 37 regular-season contests before being traded to the Otters.

1996-97: Registered 35 points (7G, 28A) in 63 regular-season tilts with North Bay.

1995-96: Accrued 19 points (3G, 16A) in 46 regular-season contests with St. Michael’s Buzzers of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.