New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya (35) blocks a shot on goal by the Winnipeg Jets in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Al Montoya, the club announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Al Montoya, the club announced Wednesday.
Montoya, 27, played in 31 games with the New York Islanders last season, posting a 9-11-5 record with a 3.11 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage.
In 57 career NHL games with the Islanders and Phoenix, the Chicago native has a 21-17-10 career record, with a 2.76 GAA and a .906 save percentage.
Montoya was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft.