Steve Montador Biography
|Date of Birth:||1979 , December-21|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Name||Steve "The Matador" Montador|
|Nick Name||The Matador|
|Father||Paul R. Montador|
|Profession||Ice hockey player|
|Net Worth||$8.25 million|
|Weight in KG||95 KG|
Steve Montador, known fondly as The Matador was a professional ice hockey defenseman whose nationality was Canadian. He played for the National Hockey League (NHL) for teams like the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames. He was born on December 21, 1979.
Steve Montador's Professional Career
Montador’s career started as he played minor ice hockey with the Mississauga Reps in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. After this endeavor, he moved into the Ontario Hockey League and played for the North Bay Centennials, Erie Otters, and Peterborough Petes. Despite a good game he went unselected for the National Hockey League (NHL) and later joined the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Saint John Flames.
Montador's debut in the NHL was on November 23, 2001, with the Calgary whereby he played against the Buffalo Sabres. His first goal was on the next year, January, against a victory over the New York Islanders. He played for Team Canada on the 2001 Spengler Cup and remained with the Flames on 2002-03 seasons. He appeared as the extra defenseman for the Flames and scored a goal and two assists. For 2004 Stanley Cup, however, he appeared as a regular owing to injuries to fellow players from the team.
On the 2004-05 seasons, Montador signed in with the Mulhouse Scorpions. For the 2005-06 seasons, he returned to Calgary. He later signed a 3.1 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres and played for the team from 2009-2011. For 2011-2012 he played with the Blackhawks. As of the 2012-13 seasons he played for the Rockford IceHogs and his 11 games in the KHL team Zagreb marked the end of his career.
Steve Montador's Net Worth And Salary
This hockey star Steve Montador had a net worth of 8.25 million dollars and an annual salary of 1.8 million dollars at the time of his death.
Steve Montador's Relationship And Personal Life
As far as his personal life is concerned, Steve Montador was an avid supporter of the Right to Play Charity. He was said to openly accept the fact that he suffered from depression after the concussion issues that he faced when playing for Chicago. Steve had promised that he would donate his brain for researchers who would study brain issues. Sadly, on the 15th of February, 2015, he was found dead in his own home situated in Mississauga.
Steve had never been married nor had children but his girlfriend gave birth to their son, just four days after his death. The reason for his death has been noted to be a degenerative brain condition entitled chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) which occurs due to concussions. Owing to this discovery, his lawyers started the processes to file for complaints and sue the NHL for the injury and consequent death that he sustained.
Steve Montador's Body Measurement And Other Facts
With a height of 6 feet and an attitude which was deemed to be friendly, Steve Montador has been and will be missed by fellow players and fans all around the world.