Roberto Luongo Biography
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Roberto Luongo - Childhood
Roberto Luongo grew up in Montreal, Canada where he became interested in becoming a hockey goalie at a young age - he idolized former Edmonton Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr. Roberto started playing junior hockey for the Val-d'Or Foreurs at 15 years old. In his second season with the club, Roberto led the Foreurs to a team-record 31 wins. He was drafted fourth overall in the 1997 NHL Draft to the New York Islanders, but continued to play for his junior team. After five seasons with Val-d'Or, he was traded to the Arcadia-Bathurst Titans in 1998. His time with his new team didn't last long as he joined the Islanders later that season.
Roberto Luongo - NHL Career
Roberto played just 24 games with the Islanders before he was traded to the Florida Panthers in June 2000. He spent six very productive years in Florida, where he was an All Star and maintained a 90 percent save percentage nearly every season. In the summer of 2006, Roberto Luongo was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. He immediately signed a lucrative four-year, $27 million deal. He quickly proved he was worth the loot by breaking the club record with 38 wins. Roberto was also voted in by the fans as the started of the 2007
Roberto Luongo - Show Stopper
Roberto Luongo is one of the most entertaining players in the game today. He has incredible reflexes and has a knack for making spectacular saves. He is a fan favorite not only in Vancouver but throughout the league. Roberto is a winner and don't be surprised if he becomes the reason the Canucks become Stanley Cup Champions in the near future!
Roberto Luongo - Did U Know?
- Roberto Luongo is 6'3" tall and weighs 205 pounds.
- Roberto Luongo's first job was selling shoes at his father's shoe store.
- Roberto Luongo's hobbies include playing poker, golfing, and watching movies.
- Roberto Luongo lives in Florida during the offseason with his wife Gina.
- Roberto Luongo has played for four World Championships where he was a member of the Canadian National team.
- Roberto Luongo's younger brother is a minor league hockey goalie.
Roberto Luongo Says...
"I love my position, and I think it's the most exciting position in the game. I'm really comfortable in my little crease area, so I'll leave the rough stuff to the other guys."