Steve Montador: 1979-2015

The NHLPA family is in mourning following the passing of Steve Montador. For Steve's obituary, funeral and visitation details, as well as a statement from NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr, please follow the link below.

Steve Montador: 1979-2015

Steve Montador Obituary

Steven Richard Montador

December 21, 1979 – February 15, 2015

Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 35. Cherished son of Paul and Donna Montador. Much loved brother of Lindsay, and Chris and his spouse Ines. Loving “Uncle Steve” to Mason, Cavan, Isabella and Jack. Steve will be greatly missed by Aunt Mer Montador, Charlotte, Dennis, Todd and Kelly Cooper, and Gisele Bourgeois. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10, N. of QEW) on Thursday and Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd. W. (W. of Hwy 10) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Any media requests may be directed to the NHLPA. In honour of Steve, and the charities he supported, memorial donations may be made to Right to Play,; Parachute Canada,; or to Canadian Sports Concussion Research Project,


  • Turner & Porter - Peel Chapel
  • 2180 Hurontario, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M8
  • Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 Feb 2015 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • Mississauga Convention Centre
  • 75 Derry Rd. W., Mississauga, ON, L5W 1G3
  • Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Statement from NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr on the Passing of Steve Montador

TORONTO (February 15, 2015): Don Fehr, Executive Director for the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), today issued the following statement on the passing of Steve Montador:

"We are all deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Steve Montador. Steve was a great person who quickly became a friend of everyone he came to know in the game; teammates, NHL club staff, the media and fans. Over the course of his career, he was an active member of the NHLPA and someone who I and our entire staff, enjoyed working closely with. He dedicated a lot of his time to advancing the interests of his fellow players. On behalf of the players and staff, we send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's family and his many friends. He will be greatly missed."


Following the news of Montador's passing, many NHLPA members took to Twitter to share their thoughts about Steve and their sympathies to his family and friends: