Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many all-star games did Roberto play while with Florida from 2001-2006?||Roberto Luongo
1. He played in 2004, his best season in Florida.
|How many saves did he make in a single game to break the Canucks single game save record in April 2007?||Roberto Luongo
72. He broke the record during a playoff game in 2007 that went to several overtimes.
|What number did Luongo wear for the Canucks during the 2008-09 season?||Roberto Luongo
1. Luongo never said why he wears number 1, but he has worn it his whole career.
12th. He was named captain at the start of the 2008-09 season. Since he is not allowed to wear a C on his jersey, he wears it on the front of his helmet instead.
|What happened that caused Loungo to miss 24 games in 2008?||Roberto Luongo
Injury. He injured his groin during a game with the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 22, 2008. He got back in time to play in the all-star game.
Hart, Pearson, Vezina. The Hart Memorial trophy is for the league's most valuable player. The Lester B. Pearson award is for the league's outstanding player as voted by the players, and the William M. Jennings trophy is for the goalie who gives up the least goals in a season.
|Who did Roberto replace as captain of the Vancouver Canucks in 2008?||Roberto Luongo
Markus Naslund. The team decided not to renew Naslund's contract. He signed with the New York Rangers.
|What team did Roberto play for during the 2007-08 season?||Roberto Luongo
Vancouver Canucks. Luongo used to play for the Panthers, but was traded to the Canucks with Lukas Krajicek and a draft pick for Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Auld, and Bryan Allen.
Markus Naslund. Naslund signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers during the 2008 offseason. Kurtenbach was the first captain in franchise history. Smyl and Linden each led the Canucks to two Stanley Cup final appearances.
|He never appeared in an NHL playoff game until he joined the Vancouver Canucks. Against which NHL team did he play his first-ever playoff game against?||All Things Roberto Luongo
Dallas Stars. He faced Marty Turco in an exciting seven game series, leading the Canucks to an elimination of the Dallas Stars. In the second round, the soon-to-be newly-crowned Stanley Cup Anaheim Ducks took out Luongo and his team four games to one.
Dany Sabourin. Dany Sabourin appeared in 9 games while backing up Luongo during the Canucks' 2006-07 season. The other goalies also have since backed him up in the nets.
|Roberto played for two American Hockey League franchises prior to cementing a regular job in the NHL. Which two AHL teams did he play for?||All Things Roberto Luongo
Lowell Lock Monsters and Louisville Panthers. He played 26 games for the Lowell Lock Monsters during the 1999-00 regular season, and 3 games for the Louisville Panthers during the 2000-01 season.
Montreal, Canada. He was born and grew up in the same Montreal neighborhood as New Jersey Devils goaltending icon, Martin Brodeur.
|During the 2009 offseason, the Vancouver Canucks signed Luongo to a contract extension taking effect in the 2010-11 season. How long was the extension for? ||All Things Roberto Luongo
12 years. The contract had a cap hit per year. If Luongo plays to the end of the contract, he will be 43 years old when it expires.
|Prior to the 2008-09 season, the Vancouver Canucks named him their team captain. Who was the last goalie to be named captain of their NHL team prior to Luongo?||All Things Roberto Luongo
Bill Durnan. Durnan played seven seasons in the NHL, all for the Montreal Canadiens. He retired after the 1949-50 season.
|In 2006, Mike Keenan traded Luongo to the Vancouver Canucks. The primary player Florida got in return from Vancouver was Todd Bertuzzi, who ended up playing only seven games for them before they traded him to another NHL team. Which team did they trade Bertuzzi to?||All Things Roberto Luongo
Detroit Red Wings. In 2007, Bertuzzi was shipped to the Red Wings in return for a prospect and conditional draft picks. Bertuzzi has also played for other NHL teams including the Islanders, Ducks, and Flames.
|In 2000, the Islanders trade-challenged GM, Mike Milbury, traded him to the Florida Panthers. Milbury acquired forwards Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha in the deal. Who did Milbury send along with Luongo to Florida in return?||All Things Roberto Luongo
Olli Jokinen. Milbury had acquired Jokinen in a trade in 1999 from the Los Angeles Kings in return primarily for Ziggy Palffy. Luongo and Jokinen became stars in Florida, while Parrish and Kvasha had middling results on the island.
New York Islanders. The Boston Bruins chose Joe Thornton first overall, while the San Jose Sharks took Patrick Marleau second overall, The Los Angeles Kings took Olli Jokinen third overall before the Islanders made their choice.