New technique helps Luongo catch fire; Goalie alters his playing position to keep his catching glove extended, and 'it's working out'. It’s the first number retired in Panthers’ franchise history. The Val-d'Or Foreurs made Luongo the highest-drafted goaltender in QMJHL history, at second overall, in 1995. “Roberto is a cornerstone of Panthers history and an icon of […]

Roberto Luongo -- the most popular player in Florida Panthers history -- will become the first player in team history to have his number retired. After his performance at the 1997 CHL Top Prospects Game, opposing coach Don Cherry likened Luongo to Montr… I did what I could not only on the ice, but off the ice and I look forward to keep doing that." Jason Botchford. Luongo still puzzled by coaching shuffle; Goalie not consulted when friend was fired. Former Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo officially became the first player in franchise history to have his number retired. Isles' Luongo hoping to stop Milbury's shots.

Iain MacIntyre. I think it’s going to be an extra special night for me.” -Roberto Luongo on the ⁦Of course, his love for the area has been on display throughout his time in Florida -- particular his second stint with the team. 1 jersey was forever enshrined in Florida Panthers history on Saturday at the BB&T Center, as he became the first player to have his number retired by the organization. Play Now Roberto Luongo is a 41 years old famous hockey player. SKU: HK B0001 R09 O (5).

He had been alongside Luongo for many of his biggest moments -- and was 200 feet away from him for another, when he was the opposing goalie for Boston as Luongo and the That was the first of Luongo's 82 career shutouts, including playoffs. "No. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy PolicyRichard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images By It happened in a pregame ceremony before Florida took on the "I think he is somebody that represented all of the positive values of our game," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.

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Postmedia News.MacIntyre, Iain. ... You're a great man, a lifelong friend and you deserve this amazing recognition," McLennan said.Luongo now becomes officially part of South Florida sports lore, like Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat and Dan Marino with the Miami Dolphins.

Roberto Luongo’s No. This listing is for a Roberto Luongo Ultimate Player quad jersey, number and emblem card from 2009 In the Game Spring Expo hockey cards. 2018-19 Upper Deck 330 Roberto Luongo. Former Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo officially became the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

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''I knew that I was at the point in my career where my body just didn't want me to go through the motions,'' Luongo said. ''He has represented himself and the Panthers with tremendous dignity, determination and a standard of excellence throughout his career. Product: Upper Deck. Roberto Luongo's No. You guys have been behind me from Day 1, and I'm truly humbled to have been through this journey with you guys and thank you for the support over the years.

It's been a great ride. ''Luongo is Florida's all-time leader in wins, shutouts and saves. ''Hopefully, there will be a lot of people in the building to enjoy that special moment with me,'' Luongo said.Luongo will become the first Panthers player to have his number retired. "Perhaps, as importantly, besides excellence on the ice, being an important member of whatever community he was living in -- this community in particular, which he's made his permanent home. 1 jersey to the rafters on March 7. That never happened, so now he has vowed to see it occur as a member of the front office. 1 is the first to hang in the Panthers' rafters.Luongo's jersey was officially retired by the Panthers on Saturday night, making Luongo the first player in team history to get that distinction.

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He was born in Montreal, Canada on April 4, 1979. section: | slug: roberto-luongo-becomes-first-florida-panthers-player-to-have-his-number-retired | sport: hockey | route: | Luongo was with the Canucks for seven-plus seasons, winning 252 of 367 games, including an NHL-best 38 in 2910-11, and had a 2.36 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. In October 2010, he allowed 20 goals over 7 games (2 wins and 4 losses).