LUUUUUUU! After 19 successful years in the NHL, former Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has announced his retirement.
The 40-year-old Montreal native wrote an open letter to the fans, where touched on his time with the Vancouver Canucks.
“This is one of the toughest decisions I’ve faced in my life and it took me a long time to make it” reads his letter.
“I want to take a moment to thank the people of Vancouver. I’ll never forget the impact that city and their fans made not only on my career, but on my life as well. They will always hold a special place in my heart”.
Often the target of harsh criticism from local fans, Roberto Luongo will always be remembered as one of the best players to put on that Canucks jersey.
During his storied career, he spent time with the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Islanders. His career 489 career wins puts him third all-time only behind Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy.
A six-time NHL All-Star and two time Olympic gold medallist (2010 and 2014) with Team Canada, Luongo came close to delivering the Canucks their first ever Stanley Cup title during the 2011 NHL Playoffs.
Thank you for all the memories Lu!
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