Montour Called Up To Ducks

Brandon Montour

Brandon Montour has been recalled by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks – Photo from

With the second round of the NHL playoffs about to begin, Brandon Montour has been recalled to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.

Montour, who was selected by the Ducks last year in the second round, 55th overall in the NHL Draft, has come a long way in 2014-2015.

The offensive defenseman started the season in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks, waiting out a clearinghouse issue, before he joined the University of Massachusetts.

Playing half a season of NCAA hockey, Montour scored 3 goals and 17 assists for 20 points in 21 games. The reigning USHL Player of the Year and Defenseman of the Year earned an NCAA All-Rookie Team nod for his performance before signing a three-year NHL entry level contract, ending his brief NCAA sting.

Montour, who lived in Tilbury and played for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones growing up, then joined the American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals, where he collected 9 points in 13 professional games.

The Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Winnipeg Jets, and will now face the Calgary Flames.

Should Montour get into an NHL game, he’d be skating across the ice from another Chatham-Kent Cyclones alumni, TJ Brodie, who is a blueliner for the Calgary Flames.

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