Blackhawks, Montador agree to 4-year deal
The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a four-year contract with
defenseman Steve Montador on Thursday, keeping him off the
The Blackhawks made the move a day after acquiring Montador’s
negotiating rights from Buffalo for a seventh-round draft pick in
2012 or 2013. The 31-year-old Montador would have become an
unrestricted free agent Friday.
Montador had five goals and a career-high 21 assists last season
and led the Sabres with a career-best plus-16 rating in 73 games.
He has 28 goals, 89 assists and 762 penalty minutes over parts of
nine seasons with the Calgary Flames (2001-06), Florida Panthers
(2005-08), Anaheim Ducks (2008-09), Boston Bruins (2009) and Sabres