Steve Montador
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 12/21/1979
DRAFTED: undrafted
2008-09 Regular Season
Last game: Scoreless with two hits, Feb. 28 @ DAL

- Has a +18 rating over his last 55 games (plus or even in 50 of his 64 contests)br>- Has collected 0-6=6 points in the last 12 his last 20 contests, has earned 1-10=11 points...has also recorded points in 12 of the last 29 games (3-11=14)br>- Leads the team in plus/minus and PIM
- Is one of three Ducks to have played in all 64 games this season
- Tied his career high with a +3 rating, Feb. 21 @ CBJ
2007-08: Appeared in his seventhNHL season, his third with Florida…set career highs in goals (8), assists (15), points (23), PPG (2), shots (96) and games (73)…ranked second among Florida defensemen in goals, points, PPG and games played, and tied for second in assists…finished third overall on the Panthers in PIM (73)…had a pair of career-high three-point games, including Feb. 5 @ TOR (1-2=3) and Dec. 5 vs. OTT (1-2=3)…picked up the “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” with a goal, assist and fighting major, Feb. 21 vs. BOS…earned an assist while tying his career high with five shots in a 3-2 win, Jan. 10 @ ATL…logged a season-high 21:07 TOI, Dec. 30 vs. PHI.

Signed a one-year contract with Anaheim, July 11, 2008…2006-07: Played in his fifth NHL season, his second with Florida…led the Panthers with a career-high 119 PIM and ranked fourth among team defensemen with 72 games played…averaged 13:08 TOI and 17.3 shifts per game…appeared in his 200th career NHL game in a 2-1 victory, Mar. 1 vs. DAL…recorded a season-best +3 rating in a 6-5 win, Feb. 27 @ WSH…had a season-high 21:57 TOI, Feb. 3 vs. LA…picked up a career-high 19 PIM, Dec. 27 vs. PHI…scored his sixth career NHL goal to tie the game and send it to OT, Nov. 10 @ BUF…2005-06: Completed his fourth NHL season, his first with Florida…scored his first goal as a Panther in a 6-5 victory, Mar. 20 vs. TB…played in his 100th career NHL game, Dec. 17 @ ATL…recorded an assist in his Panthers debut, Dec. 7 @ DAL…was acquired by Florida with Dustin Johner from Calgary in exchange for Kristian Huselius, Dec. 2…2004-05: Played in 15 games with HC Mulhouse in France, posting 1-7=8 points and 69 PIM…2003-04: Appeared in his third NHL season with Calgary…in his NHL playoff debut, was part of a Flames team that reached Game 7 of the SCF against TB…played in all seven SCF games vs. TB …had an assist in a 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the SCF, June 3 @ TB…recorded a two-game point streak in Games 1 (goal) and 2 (assist) of the WCF on May 9 & 11 @ SJ, respectively…scored the OT-winner (first career playoff goal), went +2 and had a team-high five shots in Game 1 of the WCF…averaged 17:43 TOI during the playoffs…spent the entire regular season with Calgary…scored the GWG in a 4-1 victory, Mar. 16 @ DET…2002-03: Appeared in his second NHL season, playing 50 games with Calgary…finished fourth on the Flames in PIM (114)…his 1-1=2 points came in a four-game stretch between Mar. 29-Apr. 3: Mar. 29 vs. CBJ (goal) & Apr. 3 vs. LA (assist)…scored 1-7=8 points with 20 PIM in 11 games with Saint John (AHL) before being recalled on Nov. 13…had a season-high three-game point streak with Saint John from Nov. 8-12, including three assists on Nov. 12 @ Albany…2001-02: Appeared in 11 games with Calgary in his first NHL season…scored his first career NHL goal and registered a team-high 17 PIM, Jan. 8 @ NYI…collected his first career NHL point (assist) in his NHL debut, Nov. 23 @ BUF…set AHL career highs in goals (9), assists (16), points (25), PIM (107) and games (67) with Saint John…scored two goals in the span of seven seconds, Nov. 10 vs. Bridgeport…2000-01: Spent his first professional season with the 2001 Calder Cup champion Saint John Flames…recorded 0-8=8 points in 19 games during the AHL Flames’ playoff run…scored his first professional goal, Oct. 29 @ Hamilton…signed with Calgary as a free agent, Sept. 5. Miscellaneous: Helped Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2001 Spengler Cup, playing in five games.

PERSONAL: Single…resides in Toronto for the majority of the offseason…serves as an ambassador for Right To Play, an athlete-driven humanitarian organization that uses sport and play to promote basic education, child development and disease prevention throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East…traveled to Tanzania with Boston’s Andrew Ference in 2007 to support the program, completing on-site visits to local schools…enjoys alternative rock music…cites AC/DC, System of a Down and the Tragically Hip as his favorite bands…has traveled all over the world, including Africa, China, Thailand and most of Europe…participates in extreme sports, including mountain biking and rock climbing…keeps an on-going journal of his life experiences…is a huge fan of “Seinfeld” and “Family Guy’ re-runs…recently took up playing the harmonica and played the guitar as a teenager…considers himself a great Free Cell card player and hasn’t run into a Sudoku puzzle he couldn’t tackle.