Sam Montembeault

Florida Panthers
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Fantasy Summary

Good size and draft pedigree. Upside to become a decent NHL starter but still a long way to go before that’s possible.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 30, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 3; Overall: 77

Observations

September 2018 – Montembeault has been assigned to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Montembeault is the number four goalie on Florida’s depth chart, and he’s expected to split goaltending duties in the AHL with veteran goalie Michael Hutchinson.  Jokke Nevalainen

January 2018 – Montembeault has been called up to the NHL for the first time in his young career. The move was made because both Luongo and Reimer are on injured reserve, and head coach Boughner has said he expects Montembeault to see some action, so his NHL debut could be coming soon. Jokke Nevalainen

May 2017 – Montembeault’s season ended at the hands of the Saint-John Sea Dogs in the QMJHL playoffs. Despite a knee injury that cost him around a month, Montembeault enjoyed a solid season, posting a 28-9 record for the Armada with a 2.40 GAA and .907 save percentage. Montembeault will make the leap to the AHL next season and continue his development. With Reimer and Luongo in the crease in Florida, there is no need to rush the young netminder, as they groom him to be the club’s starting goalie of the future. Joel Gluss

December 2015 – Montembeault has received the honour of being selected as one of Team Canada’s three goaltenders at the World Junior Championships. He is slated to start the tournament as the backup to Mason McDonald, and likely will slide to third on the depth chart on Mackenzie Blackwood returns from suspension. He has posted a very respectable 2.79 GAA with a .886 save percentage with a struggling Blainville-Boisbriand Armada through the teams’ first 36 games. – Lee Rayson

Nov 2015 – Montembeault has put up very encouraging numbers through his QMJHL career with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. After starting 52 games last year, he will continue as the number one netminder for the Armada for the 2015-16 season. The agile goalie was drafted in the third round by the Florida Panthers, and has the potential to develop into their next franchise goalie once Roberto Luongos’ career begins to wind down, providing Montembeault with a number of important development years and not being thrown into the NHL too early. Luongo has been proven to be a terrific mentor for other young NHL goalies Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack. – Lee Rayson


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Mauricie Estacades Midget Espoir QMEAA 16 2.82 - |        
  Trois-Rivières Estacades QMAAA 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2012-2013 Trois-Rivières Estacades QMAAA 19 2.54 .915 | Playoffs 6 2.79 .915
 2013-2014 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 14 2.35 .898 | Playoffs 1 3.40 .824
 2014-2015 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 52 2.59 .891 | Playoffs 6 2.38 .878
 2015-2016 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 47 2.63 .901 | Playoffs 11 2.45 .925
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 3.04 .850 |        
  Canada U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
 2016-2017 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada QMJHL 41 2.40 .907 | Playoffs 18 2.35 .910
 2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 0 - - |        
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 41 3.25 .896 |        
 2018-2019 Florida Panthers NHL 7 2.58 .903 |        
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 37 3.16 .901 |        

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