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Roberto Luongo Retires from the NHL

Over the last couple of seasons, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo has been dealing with some injury issues. He is 40 years old and Luongo has announced his retirement from the NHL.

He will most likely be a first ballot hall of famer in three years from now. It would be a surprise if Roberto Luongo was not in the hall of fame on the first try.

He played in 43 games in his final NHL season and Luongo played in the NHL for 19 years. His record this past season was 18-16-5 with a .899 save percentage and a 3.12 GAA, along with one shutout.

He played in 1,044 games in his career and the teams he has played for in his NHL career were the New York Islanders, the Florida Panthers, and the Vancouver Canucks.

Roberto Luongo was taken in the first-round with the fourth overall pick in the 1999 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders.

He played in the Stanley Cup Finals with Vancouver in 2011, but they lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games.

His record in his NHL career was 489-392-33-91 with a .919 save percentage and a 2.52 GAA, along with 77 shutouts.

Robert Luongo also sent a letter to the fans and you can read it here: https://www.nhl.com/panthers/news/luongos-open-letter-to-the-fans/c-308071408

The only other goalies on the roster right now are James Reimer and Sam Montembeault.

Florida is looking to trade Reimer to another team. It is also very possible that they could sign unrestricted free agent Sergei Bobrovsky when free agency begins on July 1.

 

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