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The Winnipeg Jets have signed the only other unrestricted free agent general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff seemed eager to retain, backup goalie Al Montoya.
Montoya, 28, played in seven games for the Jets last season. He made five starts and went 3-1 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.
In 63 career NHL games with Phoenix Coyotes, the New York Islanders and the Jets, Montoya is 24-18-10 with a 2.77 GAA and .906 save percentage.
The Chicago native was selected with the No. 6 overall pick by the New York Rangers in the 2004 draft.
Earlier this week, the Jets signed defenseman Grant Clitsome to a three-year extension, keeping him off the free agent market.
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The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed back-up goaltender Al Montoya, signing him to a one year, $601K deal. Montoya was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft. Montoya started the 2008–09 season with the San Antonio Rampage after a trade to the Phoenix Coyotes the season prior.. Late that season Montoya made his NHL debut with [...]
The Winnipeg Jets didn't land any of the big name free agents on the July 5th "Free Agent Frenzy", but any Jets fan who was expecting GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to do anything big should be shaking their head.
It is Kevin Cheveldayoff after all and he pulled off a deal that may be the start of putting the final nail in the coffin of the old Atlanta Thrashers.
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So Setoguchi huh?
After a day filled with inactivity by the Winnipeg Jets, the result being an angry twitter mob of fans, building with each tweet a mounting level of frustration the GM pulled off the most unlikely deal. He traded a 2014 2nd round pick for Devon Setoguchi from the Wild.
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On the Leafs....
The Maple Leafs are buying out Grabovski which opens up space for them to sign Clarkson OR make another move...Weiss? or possible Stalberg I am told...
I fully expect Grabovski will be well compensated by another NHL team sooner than later...Look to Dallas, NJ, NYI, Phoenix, and Washington.