NY Islanders' New Goalie Glenview Native, First Cuban-American In NHL

12/22/2011 12:19 pm ET

Al Montoya is proud to be a Cuban-America -- the first to play in the National Hockey League -- but his sports upbringing is definitely classic All-American.

The Glenview native, now a goalie with the New York Islanders, played a little bit of everything growing up. He might have soccer practice in the afternoon, then after a quick break Montoya would don the padding of a goalie to play at Loyola Academy in the evening, having started his on-ice career with the Glenview Stars youth program and coach Myles Gottainer.

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