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Roberto Luongo

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Roberto Luongo
An ice hockey goaltender with his mask pulled off of his face looking forwards. He wears a green jersey with a logo of a stylized orca in the shape of a "C".
Luongo with the Vancouver Canucks in 2009
Born (1979-04-04) April 4, 1979 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Vancouver Canucks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1997
New York Islanders
Playing career 1999–2019

Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979) is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Luongo retired from the NHL in 2019 after playing for 19 seasons. [1]

Playing career

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Roberto Luongo started playing in the NHL with the Florida Panthers. During the summer of 2006, Luongo was planning to stay in Florida. Instead, the general manager of the Panthers, Mike Keenan, sent him to the Vancouver Canucks, along with Lukas Krajicek, in return for Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Auld, and Bryan Allen. Luongo first said that he was sad because he was leaving so suddenly and Vancouver was very far away.

In the 2007 season, Luongo was in Vancouver. He was voted into the All-Star Game as the starting goaltender. The Canucks went to the playoffs. It was Luongo's first time to reach the playoffs. In one game, against the Dallas Stars, he made around 70 saves, which is very close to breaking records.

On March 4, 2014, a day before the NHL trade deadline, the Canucks traded Luongo along with prospect Steven Anthony to the Florida Panthers for goaltender Jacob Markström and centre Shawn Matthias. Luongo's salary will still be retained by the Canucks.[2]


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  1. "Panthers' Roberto Luongo announces retirement after 19 seasons". Sportsnet. Retrieved 2021-07-02.
  2. "Luongo traded to Panthers by Canucks". NHL. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

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