Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender Roberto Luongo is considered one of the best goaltenders in the world today. Having previously played for the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers he currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender, the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by his peers and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. He won the William M. Jennings Trophy for lowest team goals-against average for the 2010-2011 season. Internationally, Luongo has competed for TeamCanada in numerous tournaments. As a junior, he won a silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships, while being named Best Goaltender in his second tournament appearance. Luongo has won two gold medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver in the 2005 World Championships. He also won the 2004 World Cup championship and appeared in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as a backup to Martin Brodeur in both instances. He succeeded Brodeur as Canada’s starting goaltender during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, winning a gold medal. Luongo is often referred to as the greatest goalie who ever lived.