Describes himself as an "offensive defenseman that makes smart decisions with the puck" ... started playing hockey at age 4, with his father getting him into the game ... favorite hockey player is Brian Leetch because "he is exciting to watch and makes smart decisions" ... Favorites: Movie - Click; Television Show - Deal or No Deal; Television Channel - ESPN; Professional Team - Colorado Avalanche; Professional Athlete - Lance Armstrong; Sport other than Hockey - golf; Vacation Spot - New Jersey shore ... played with classmate Joseph Palmer with the National Team Development Program.
Summer 2006 Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fourth round of the NHL Entry Draft with the 107th pick ... invited to 2006 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp Aug. 5-14 in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... helped Team Blue to 3-1 record during the camp ... played in four games and recorded an assist in Team Blue's victory over Finland ... also had eight PIM during the tourney.
Prior to Ohio State Spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... played in 59 games in 2005-06, posting 6-16-22 totals along with 76 penalty minutes ... member of the gold-medal winning U.S. squad at the 2006 IIFH World Under-18 Championship in Angelholm and Halmstad, Sweden ... played in all six games of the tournament, finishing with a +5 rating ... played in 55 games for the NTDP in 2004-05, recording 25 points on six goals and 19 assists ... won gold medal with the U.S. Under-17 Team at the Four Nations Cup ... played for the Syracuse Stars in 2003-04, posting 35 (7-28) points in 62 games ... won New York Bantam championship in 2002-03 with the Buffalo Saints ... graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and also attended Gates-Chili High School and Aquinas Institute ... also played golf, lacrosse and soccer.
Off the Ice Born April 4, 1988 ... son of Dave and Jean Montgomery, both graduates of Geneseo ... father played hockey for the Knights ... has a brother, Andrew (21), a student at Fredonia ... nicknames include Burns, Gomer and Monty ... hobbies include golf and weight lifting.
Buckeye Hockey Update – Jan. 15