Roberto Luongo Traded to Florida Panthers

English: Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto ...

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo in a pre-game warmup against the Boston Bruins on October 28, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Goalie Roberto Luongo has been traded from the Vancouver Canucks to the Florida Panthers.  Luongo is 19-16-6 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 41 games for the Canucks this year.

The complete trade is as follows:  Goalie Roberto Luongo and left winger Steven Anthony to Florida; goalie Jacob Markstrom and centre Shawn Matthias to Vancouver.

The trade come just days after Luongo was benched during the Heritage Classic game against the Ottawa Senators.  Luongo was reported to be looking forward to playing in the game and was disappointed not to be involved in the game.

The trade marks Luongo’s second stint with the Florida Panthers.  He played for the Panthers from 2000 to 2006 appearing in 318 games with a record of 107 wins, 154 losses, 32 ties, and nine overtime losses.

With Vancouver, Luongo led the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals (losing in seven games to the Boston Bruins) and two Presidents’ Trophies (2011, 2012.)  For the Canucks, Luongo appeared in 448 games with a record of 252 wins, 137 losses, and 50 overtime losses.

Luongo is a four time All Star (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009), and has won two Gold Medals at the Winter Olympics as part of Team Canada.

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