Former Ducks defenseman
The Ducks expressed their condolences on Twitter: "It is with great sadness to learn of the death of former
#NHLDucks defenseman Steve Montador. Our thoughts go out to Steve's family."
Born in Vancouver, Montador retired from professional hockey in 2013 after playing 11 games in the Russian
Montador appeared in just 14 games for the Blackhawks'
Sutter indicated Montador had spent time living in the Los Angeles area until a couple months ago. He said a couple of Kings players were in touch with Montador during that time.
"He was a real popular guy, a real smart guy," a somber Sutter said. "Obviously had some demons. The last
"It was late in the year and they put him on waivers. He went to Rockford and never did play [with Chicago]. I spent some time with him in the conference finals because he was in Chicago. So that was good."
Montador appeared in 56 games for the Ducks during the 2008-09 season, finishing with four goals and 16 assists. He was shipped to the
Montador also played for Florida Panthers and