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Roberto Luongo Biography

Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

If you think you are gonna score on Roberto, you better bring your A-game. We got the scoop on this All Star goalie!

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 NHL[/KWLINK] All Star Game and at the end of the season was nominated for three major awards. His stellar goaltending helped the Canucks reach the second round of the playoffs where they fell to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Anaheim Ducks.

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."

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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