Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Montgomery
Jim Montgomery was still playing Tier Two hockey in Pembroke at the age of 19, where he scored 53 goals and 154 points in 50 games. In not being drafted, Montgomery decided the best career move would be to pursue an education. He played in the NCAA with the University of Maine for four seasons beginning in 1989-90. He was a consistent scorer throughout his collegiate career, always surpassing 20 goals and in his senior year had 32 goals to go along with his 63 assists for 95. Only Paul Kariya's 100 points were higher. The school also won the NCAA championship that year and Montgomery was named the NCAA Tournament Championship MVP and was picked as an NCAA East Second Team All-American

Montgomery signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent in the summer of 1993 and played 67 games with the team in his rookie year. The next offseason he was dealt to his hometown Canadiens for Guy Carbonneau but played in just five games with the Habs.

The Philadelphia Flyers claimed Montgomery off waivers in February, 1995 but again his playing time was limited to just five games. He decided to try his hand at playing in Germany for a year but returned to Philadelphia where he played with the Phantoms of the AHL for two years. He played with the San Jose Sharks in 2000-01. The Dallas Stars signed him to a free-agent deal in the summer of 2001 but he has not played with them. In 2001-02 Montgomery played in the AHL with the Utah Grizzlies.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Pembroke Lumber Kings ON-Jr.A 50 53 101 154 112
1989-90 University of Maine H-East 45 26 34 60 35
1990-91 University of Maine H-East 43 24 57 81 44
1991-92 University of Maine H-East 37 21 44 65 46
1992-93 University of Maine H-East 45 32 63 95 40
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 6 14 20 44 -1
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 12 7 8 15 10
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -2
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 1 1 2 6 -2 7 1 0 1 2
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 16 8 6 14 14 6 3 2 5 25
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 1 2 3 9 +1 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 78 34 71 105 95 4 3 2 5 6
1996-97 Kolner Haie Germany 50 12 35 47 111 4 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Kolner Haie EuroHL 6 0 1 1 16
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 68 19 43 62 75 +20 20 13 16 29 55
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 78 29 58 87 89 16 4 11 15 20
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 13 3 9 12 22
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 67 18 28 46 111 +11
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 1 6 7 19 -1
2000-01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 55 22 52 74 44 3 1 2 3 5
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 2 2 0 -1
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 71 28 43 71 90 +7 5 0 1 1 23
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 72 22 46 68 109 -4 2 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Salavat Yulayev Ufa Russia 21 0 7 7 10
2004-05 Missouri River Otters UHL 42 20 27 47 64 +3 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 122 9 25 34 80 8 1 0 1 2


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1991, 1992)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1993)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1993)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1993)
NCAA Championship Tournament - MVP (1993)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 2, 1993. Traded to Montreal by St. Louis for Guy Carbonneau, August 19, 1994. Claimed on waivers by Philadelphia from Montreal, February 10, 1995. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 15, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 10, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (Russia), August 23, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Missouri (UHL), September 29, 2004.