Two-time Olympic gold medalist Roberto Luongo tapped as assistant general manager for Team Canada
Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers arrives at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 20, 2018. On Wednesday, Luongo was named assistant general manager for Team Canada’s 2022 Men’s Olympic Team. Hockey Canada’s announcement of its management group included Doug Armstrong as general manager, Ken Holland as associate general manager, Ron Francis, Don Sweeney and Luongo as assistant GM’s and Scott Salmond as senior vice president. He began as a special advisor to then-GM Dale Tallon, remaining in the role when Bill Zito was hired as Panthers general manager last September. As for the potential success of Canada’s 2022 squad…based on his past experience, it would be wise not to bet against Roberto Luongo when he’s representing the red and white.
Roberto Luongo to lead Panthers innovative Goaltending Excellence Department, which includes coaching legend Francois Allaire
SUNRISE, Fla. – By any standard, there is no denying that it’s been a transitional offseason for the Florida Panthers. Florida is expanding its goaltending staff, adding legendary goalie coach Francois Allaire as a consultant, the team has announced. The Panthers are also pioneering a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind Goaltending Excellence Department that will be led by none other than future Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo. “I’m honored to welcome Francois, whose impact on the goaltending position stands second to none.”Allaire will assist Luongo in overseeing the department, which will include Panthers goalie coach Robb Tallas and AHL-level goalie coach Leo Luongo, Roberto’s younger brother. The Florida Panthers announced the establishment of its Goaltending Excellence Department.
Roberto Luongo’s No. 1 jersey goes to the Panthers’ rafters
For the Florida Panthers, there was never anyone better. 1 is the first to hang in the Panthers’ rafters. Luongo’s jersey was officially retired by the Panthers on Saturday night, the first player in team history to get that distinction. Another speaker was former goalie Jamie McLennan, who appeared in 17 games for Florida as Luongo’s backup in the 2005-06 season. McLennan spoke before Luongo, saying it would be the only time he would be ahead of his former teammate.
Panthers name Roberto Luongo special advisor to general manager Dale Tallon
Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at BB&T Center on October 20, 2017. SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers made a major addition to the team's front office on Wednesday. Former goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named special advisor to Panthers general manager Dale Tallon, the team announced. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers arrives at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 20, 2018. Al Bello/Getty Images Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers makes a save against the New Jersey Devils October 22, 2003.
Panthers to retire goalie Roberto Luongo's number in March
Matthew Stockman / Getty ImagesSUNRISE, Fla. - Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. The Florida Panthers announced Monday that they will send Luongo's No. Luongo will become the first Panthers player to have his number retired. "Roberto is a cornerstone of Panthers history and an icon of the game," Panthers owner Vincent Viola said. "There was never a question in any of our minds that Roberto would be the first Panthers player to have his number retired by the franchise," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo announces retirement
Rob Carr / Getty ImagesSUNRISE, Fla. - Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has announced his retirement. "This is one of the toughest decisions I've faced in my life and it took me a long time to make it," Luongo wrote. Luongo said he still loves the game, but the committement required to keep playing is overwhelming. "On behalf of the entire Florida Panthers organization, I want to thank Roberto for his unmatched level of committment to our franchise and our community," Panthers owner Vincent Viola said. The Panthers acquired Luongo in 2000.