Jim Montgomery Biography, Wiki
James Peter Montgomery is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the former head coach of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his playing career, he played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, and Dallas Stars.
Stars’ GM said it was not a criminal act, and had no connection to present or past players.https://t.co/PpGgblmRCK
— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) December 10, 2019
Credit…Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press
Montgomery is the second coach in recent weeks to lose his job due to behavior that is not related to his team’s performance. Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters resigned on November 29 after being accused 10 years ago of inflicting racist insults on a black player while training in the minor leagues. Peters had also been accused of kicking and beating players on the bench as he coached the Carolina Hurricanes from 2014 to 2018.
Montgomery’s release took place one day after Gary Bettman, N.H.L. Commissioner, he mentioned the behavior of the coaches at a meeting of the Supreme Council, saying that the league must “accelerate a change in culture”.
He is 50 years old
Jim Montgomery Wife (Emily Montgomery)
Montgomery is married to Emily and they tied the knot back in April 2009.
Jim Montgomery Children
Jim and Emily are blessed with four children ;JP (8), Colin (6), Ava (3) and Olivia (6 months).
Jim Montgomery got fired and so far we have this information.
-not racially/physically abusive with players
-didn’t involve anyone else within the organization
-happened while with the Stars
-Not a criminal case involved
What the hell did this guy do?
— hockeyfan (@LOGAvs) December 10, 2019
Montgomery was dropped from high school, so he moved to the University of Maine and spent four years with the team, winning numerous awards and establishing himself as one of the best prospects in hockey. In particular, he became a 3-year All-Star (1991, 1992, 1993) and became an MVP of the NCAA Tournament Championship when he captained Maine with a 42-1-2 record and the 1993 National Championship. Montgomery He finished his career in Maine as the top scorer of the school with 301 points in 103 goals and 198 assists. His number 19 was removed by Maine, one of the three players who have this honor. The others were the winners of the Hobey Baker Scott Pellerin Award (# 8) and Paul Kariya (# 9).
After college, Montgomery was signed by the Dallas COwboys. For the 1993/94 season, he ran in 67 competitions and scored 20 points, both highlights of the NHL’s career. After the season, the acclaimed Montgomery was traded to the Montreal Canadiens by Guy Carbonneau. For the 1994/95 season it didn’t work and after only 5 games, Montgomery was released by the Canadiens. Later in the year it was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers and ran in 8 regular season competitions and 7 playoff competitions with the Flyers. Montgomery is credited with the nickname of the dominant line of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg, the “Legion of Doom.” In the 1995/96 season, Montgomery played only 5 games with the Flyers, but had a career in Hershey Bears, daughter of AHL. He scored 105 points in 78 games and was designated for the second AHL All-Star team.
It would be 4 years before Montgomery returned to the NHL. From 1996 to 1997 he played in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) in Germany, followed by two full years in the Philadelphia Phantoms. For the 1999-2000 season, Montgomery played part of the year with the Phantoms and spent most of the year with the Manitoba elk.
In 2000, Montgomery was signed by the San Jose Sharks. He played most of the 2000-01 season with Kentucky Thoroughblades, but also ran in 28 games with the Sharks. The following year he was hired by the Dallas Stars and played 9 games with the team for more than two years, where he spent most of his time with the Utah Grizzlies. Montgomery then spent a year in Russia and a year with the otters of the Missouri River, before retiring in 2005.
Jim Montgomery Coaching Career
Re: Firing of Coach Jim Montgomery this Morning.
What we know at this point:
Nill found out Sunday night by phone call that the incident had taken place several days before.
None of our players are involved.
Bowness found out this morning he was the new head coach.
— Stars Nation (@StarsNationDAL) December 10, 2019
Montgomery started his coaching career as an assistant coach for Notre Dame for the 2005–06 season.
In 2006, Montgomery began a four-year stint as assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
On April 12, 2010, he was named head coach of the United States Hockey League (USHL) expansion franchise Dubuque Fighting Saints where he guided the Fighting Saints to a 37–14–9 record and the 2010–11 USHL championship.
In 2013, Montgomery was signed by University of Denver as head coach of their Pioneers men’s ice hockey team and led them to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He led the Pioneers to the 2016 Frozen Four. In 2017, his fourth year as the head coach of the Pioneers, he led them to the National Championship game after establishing them as the first-seeded team in the country for the majority of the season.] In 2016–17 season he was named the Spencer Penrose national coach of the year.
On May 4, 2018, Montgomery was named as the head coach of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL) where he has served till December 9, 2019 when he was fired suddenly over unprofessional misconduct.
Jim Montgomery Fired
NEWS: Jim Montgomery has been dismissed as the team’s Head Coach.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 10, 2019
On Tuesday,December 10, morning Dallas Stars fired Coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing “unprofessional conduct.”He became the second coach in recent weeks to lose his job for behavior unrelated to his team’s performance.
In a statement by Stars General Manager Jim Nill said: “The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”
Nill however said he would not elaborate on what behavior led to Montgomery’s dismissal “out of respect for everyone involved.” The incident occurred last week, but Nill said it did not involve a criminal investigation or any abuse of current or former players.
Montgomery’s firing came a day after Gary Bettman, the N.H.L. commissioner, addressed coaches’ conduct at a Board of Governors meeting, saying the league needed to “expedite a change in culture.”
Rick Bowness was named the interim coach.