According to Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis, goaltender Roberto Luongo has agreed to a 12-year contract extension good through the 2021-2022 season.
The 30-year old from Montreal, Quebec, Canada was 33-13-7 with the Canucks during the 2008-2009 season, giving him four consecutive seasons with at least thirty wins. Luongo also set a franchise record for most shutouts in a season at nine as well as a franchise record for longest shutout sequence at 242:36; the 242 minutes of not allowing a goal by the opposition is the second longest streak in the modern NHL. He also had the league’s second longest winning streak last season, winning eight consecutive games in the month of February.
“This is a great day for me and my family,” said 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.”
“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.”
Luongo has played in 544 NHL games with a career record of 230-232-64 and a GAA of 2.57.
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