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LONDON, ONTARIO: London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter is pleased to announce that the team has signed 18 year old Defenseman Kevin Montgomery to an OHL Contract. Montgomery was selected by the London Knights in the 5th Round at the 2004 Ontario Hockey League Draft.

Montgomery joins the London Knights from the Ohio State Buckeyes where he was in his freshman season in the CCHA. Prior to joining the Buckeyes in 2006-2007 he spent the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 season's with the US National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a member of the US Under 17 team in 2004-2005 and the US Under 18 team in 2005-2006. Montgomery will join the Knights for practice today and make his OHL Debut on Friday, December 15th when the Knights host the Windsor Spitfires at the John Labatt Centre.

- Won Gold Medal at the 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship with Team USA

- Played on the US Under 17 Select Team at the 2004 Under 17 Five Nations Tournament in Halle, Germany

- Won the New York State Bantam Championships in 2002-2003

- Graduate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School

OHL PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Goaltender of the Month - Steve Mason, London Knights Mason was named OHL goaltender of the month after posting a 7-1-0 record, along with a 2.36 goals against average and a 0.939 save percentage. Mason who has carried the bulk of the load between the pipes for the Knights this season currently leads the OHL with a save percentage of 0.924 and is second in the OHL with 19 wins. A third round selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2006, Mason recently played for the OHL in the 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge, winning a game against the Russians in Oshawa on November 27th. He has also been invited to attend the final selection camp for the Canadian National Junior Team, in Calgary.

OHL Rookie of the Month - Patrick Kane, London Knights Kane becomes the second straight Knight to win OHL Rookie of the Month following Sam Gagner who won the award in October. Kane was named the OHL rookie of the month for November after scoring nine goals and adding 16 assists for 25 points in 11 games. He had eight multi-point games during the month, including a five-point night versus Erie on November 17th and a four-point game against Kitchener on the 3rd of the month. The native of Buffalo, New York is currently tied with Gagner at the top of the OHL scoring race with 60 points in 28 games. Kane was recently named to the American team that will participate at the World Junior Championships that will take place in Sweden, beginning later this month.
 
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