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Roberto Luongo signs long-term contract extension

Wednesday, 02.09.2009 / 11:30 AM / News
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Roberto Luongo signs long-term contract extension

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that goaltender Roberto Luongo has agreed to terms on a 12 year contract extension through the 2021-2022 season.

“Today is a very exciting day for the Canucks organization,” said Mike Gillis. “Roberto Luongo is the leader of our hockey team; he is in the prime of his playing career and has a tremendous desire to make the Canucks a championship team. His leadership, competitiveness and character are what this team will represent for many years to come.”

“This is a great day for me and my family,” said Roberto Luongo. “I love playing in a passionate hockey city like Vancouver and along with my teammates I am committed to doing everything I can to help make this a championship team.”

Luongo, 30, posted a record of 33-13-7 during the 2008-09 campaign, marking the fourth consecutive season that he has registered 30 or more wins. Luongo established a franchise record for most shutouts in a season (9) in addition to setting a franchise record for the longest shutout sequence, playing 242:36 without allowing an opposition goal (second longest streak in the modern NHL).

He held the League’s second longest winning streak this past season, posting eight consecutive wins (Feb. 3-21/09). Luongo also helped lead the Canucks to the Western Conference Semi-Finals for the second time in his career. During the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Montreal native went 6-4 and posted his first career playoff shutout. Luongo was recognized as an NHL All-Star, Canucks Molson Cup winner and Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav award winner in 2008-09 for his on-ice accomplishments.

Luongo has appeared in 544 NHL games, posting a career record of 230-232-64 and 2.57 goals against average. He ranks fourth among active goaltenders for most career shutouts (47) and became one of only 53 goaltenders in League history to play 500 or more NHL games. Luongo has a career Playoff record of 11-11. In his playoff debut in 2006-07, he set a new league record for most shots faced by a goaltender in a single game (76) and tied the league record for most saves (72) while playing in the franchise’s longest game in Playoff history (138:06).

Luongo has also represented Canada numerous times on the international stage. He won gold at the World Championships (2004 and 2003) and World Cup (2004) and won silver at the World Championships (2005) and World Junior Championships (1999). The Montreal native also represented Canada at the 2006 Olympic Games and recently attended Team Canada’s 2010 Olympic orientation camp.

The 6’3”, 205 lbs, native of Montreal, Quebec was drafted by the New York Islanders fourth overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He was originally acquired by the Canucks from Florida on June 23, 2006.

Career REGULAR SEASON Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Mins
1994-1995 Mtl-Bourassa-QAAA 25 10 14 0 0 1,465 3.85 94
1995-1996 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 23 6 11 4 0 74 3.70 1,201
1996-1997 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 60 32 22 2 2 171 3.10 3,305
1997-1998 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 54 27 20 5 7 157 1,704 .908 3.09 3,046
1997-1998 Canada-WJC-A 3 7 2.89 145
1997-1998 Val-d'Or-M-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 19 6.33 180
1998-1999 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 21 6 10 2 1 77 783 .902 3.93 1,176
1998-1999 Canada-WJC-A 7 4 2 1 13 1.93 405
1998-1999 Acadie-Bathurst Titan-QMJHL 22 14 7 1 0 74 863 .914 3.31 1,340
1998-1999 Acadie-Bathurst-M-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 11 3.67 180
1999-2000 Islanders 24 7 14 1 - 1 70 730 .904 3.25 1,292
1999-2000 Lowell Lock Monsters-AHL 26 10 12 4 1 74 807 .908 2.93 1,517
2000-2001 Panthers 47 12 24 7 - 5 107 1,333 .920 2.44 2,628
2000-2001 Louisville Panthers-AHL 3 1 2 0 0 10 121 .917 3.38 178
2000-2001 Canada-WC-A 2 0 2 39 1.44 83
2001-2002 Panthers 58 16 33 4 - 4 140 1,653 .915 2.77 3,030
2002-2003 Panthers 65 20 34 7 - 6 164 2,011 .918 2.71 3,627
2002-2003 Canada-WC-A 4 1 7 100 1.98 212
2003-2004 Panthers 72 25 33 14 - 7 172 2,475 .931 2.43 4,252
2003-2004 Canada-WC-A 7 5 1 1 1 17 2.32 440
2004-2005 Canada-W-Cup 1 1 0 0 0 3 40 2.82 64
2004-2005 Canada-WC-A 2 1 0 1 1 3 43 1.50 120
2005-2006 Panthers 75 35 30 - 9 4 213 2,488 .914 2.97 4,305
2005-2006 Canada-Olympics 2 1 1 0 0 3 1.51 119
2006-2007 Canucks 76 47 22 - 6 5 171 2,169 .921 2.29 4,490
2007-2008 Canucks 73 35 29 - 9 6 168 2,029 .917 2.38 4,233
2008-2009 Canucks 54 33 13 - 7 9 124 1,542 .920 2.34 3,181
NHL Totals 544 230 232 33 31 47 1,329 16,430 .919 2.57 31,038
Career PLAYOFF Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Mins
1995-1996 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 3 0 1 0 5 4.41 68
1996-1997 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 13 8 5 0 44 3.40 777
1997-1998 Val-d'Or-QMJHL 17 14 3 2 37 2.18 1,019
1998-1999 Acadie-Bathurst Titan-QMJHL 23 16 6 0 64 756 .915 2.74 1,400
1999-2000 Lowell Lock Monsters-AHL 6 3 3 0 18 222 .919 3.01 359
2005-2006 Canada-Olympics 0
2006-2007 Canucks 12 5 7 - 0 0 25 427 .941 1.77 847
2008-2009 Canucks 10 6 4 - 0 1 26 304 .914 2.52 618
NHL Totals 22 11 11 0 0 1 51 731 .930 2.09 1,465