Canucks to induct Roberto Luongo into Ring of Honour on Dec. 14

The Canucks had previously announced that Luongo would be added to their Ring of Honour and now they’ve confirmed a date: Dec. 14 vs. the Florida Panthers.

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Roberto Luongo’s name is finally going to the rafters at Rogers Arena.

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The Vancouver Canucks announced last December they would add Luongo to the Ring of Honour at their home rink and Wednesday they finally set a date: They will honour the greatest goalie in team history Dec. 14, when they’ll host the Florida Panthers.

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Luongo, notably, is an executive with the Panthers, the other team he spend a large portion of his NHL career with.

Luongo tended the Canucks’ net from 2006 to 2014. Originally drafted by the New York Islanders, he played for the Panthers from 2000 to 2006, when he was traded to Vancouver. The Canucks traded him back to Florida in March 2014 and he played for the Panthers until his retirement in 2019.

“We are glad to officially have a date set for Roberto’s incredibly well-deserved induction to the Canucks Ring of Honour,” Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “He is one of the greatest players to ever represent this team and his legacy continues in Vancouver to this day. As proud as we are to recognize Roberto with this achievement, it is as much of an honour for the organization and our fans to be able to celebrate him again in our building.”

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During his time with the Canucks, he was twice a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, in 2007 and 2011. In his epic 2006-2007 season, he was also a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy.

Along with backup Cory Schneider, he won the William Jennings Trophy in 2010-11, given to the team that allows the fewest goals against in the NHL.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year.


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