Hershey Bears Alumni: Jim Montgomery

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Jim Montgomery

Jim Montgomery had one great individual season with the Hershey Bears. In fact, Montgomery led the AHL with 71 assists and registered 105 points for the Bears during the 1995-96 season. However, the Bears could do no better than a 36-33-11 season.
The Montreal native played 16 games with the Bears a season before and picked up 14 points. The majority of Montgomery's AHL time was spent with the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Although the center played in the NHl with the Blues, Canadiens, Sharks, Stars and Flyers, it could be argued his best days were playing for the University of Maine. Montgomery was the 1993 NCAA Championship Tournament MVP, 2nd team All-American and Hockey East First team All-Star.
When his 12 year professional career ended, it was back to college.
Today, Montgomery is an Assistant Coach for RPI hockey of the ECAC. Prior to RPI, Montgomery served as a Volunteer Coach with the University of Notre Dame.