Roberto Luongo | Italian Walk of Fame

Roberto Luongo

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.

16 Responses to Roberto Luongo

  • Steve Besong:

    Who writes this garbage? Luongo has never won a Vezina, Hart or Pearson. Check your facts or continue to look foolish.

  • Anthony Sargent:

    You must be joking. Luongo has never won the Vezina, Pearson OR Hart. He’s good but in recent years slipped some. His inability to “win the big one” places him firmly in the “Very Good” and not “Excellent” category of goaltender.

  • Whorehay:

    This bio is awful. Luongo has never won the Hart, Vezina, or the Pearson and I’m fairly certain nobody has ever called him the “greatest goalie who ever lived.” At least not anyone that wasn’t high on crystal meth.

  • jstewemiofigliobastardo:

    I would like to formally nominate Jason Muzzatti as he is often referred to the second greatest goalie that ever lived

  • Glenn:

    The only trophy luongo has won is the Jennings that he shared with schneider. Nobody refers to him as the greatest goalie that has ever lived. He is one of the biggest playoff busts of all time. Any goalie could have been in net to win the Olympic gold. He got outplayed bad in the Stanley cup playoffs. Who wrote this crap!

  • fatgoalie:

    he never won the vezina, pearson or hart. this is a little much even for a canucks fan

  • Kaibert:

    Correction: Luongo was a finalist…he’s not won the Vezina, nor the Hart, nor the Pearson. Also…even though I’m a Canucks fan, I don’t know anyone who refers to him as the greatest goaltender who ever lived. The greatest ITALIAN goaltender ever, yes. (And he is awesome, it’s just that there are better.)

  • Joe:

    Alot of errors in this article. Luongo hasn’t won most of the awards that are mentioned here. And I would like to see one quote mentioning that he is “the greatest goalie who ever lived”.

  • Kaibert:

    Also, I believe Marty Turco is Italian. In his prime he was as good or better than Luongo. Has he been inducted yet? If not, it should be looked into for next year.

  • Nan:

    The bio says he was a finalist for the awards and then that he won the Jennings – this is correct. He is a great goalie. The greatest ever? I think we still need to see how his career plays out. There are many more years to come. I know the Cup final was disappointing but to let it over shadow an amazing season and his clear talent is wrong. Congrats Roberto!

  • Bob:

    are the people commenting on this retarded? If you actually read this it says he was a FINALIST for those trophies mentioned!

  • Alex Kesler:

    They don’t say that Luongo won any of those awards… He has been ‘a finalist’ and nominated as a candidate for all of those trophies…which is in itself impressive, but obviously not ‘winning’. Are you retarded or blind? cause it literally says RIGHT there, that he was a finalist…not a winner. are you f*ckin high?

    Thought you guys might have been able to put that together in your heads considering that they were mentioned in a different sentence than the Jennings Trophy that he actually won with Schneider. Didnt think that through very well i guess?

  • Signora Del Medico:

    I would like to congratulate Roberto Luongo but would also like to nominate JASON MUZZATTI to receive a spot on the Italian walk of fame!!! Not only has he played for the NHL, he has also personally played in goal for the Italian team 2006 Olympics.

  • Dean Artenosi:

    Anyone that understand the position of Goaltending will kno what Luongo is one of the rgeatest Golatenders in the league. World and Gold Medal Champion! Every year is is great and consistently a top goalie in the league. Very few goalies can make claim to this. Not even Tim Thomas who just cam einto the NHL at 30 years of age and last year he was the back up. Before Luongo became the Canucks starter Goalie, the Cunucks went through 18 first starter goalies since Maclean. Burke calls playing goalie in Vanvcouver a Grave yard for goalies. Do you know the pressure and stamina it takes to play as a first starter goalie in a Canadian city and last as long as he has? Every goalie has bad games; even the most winning goalie Brodeur; do you remember the olympics? I can’t stomach the ignorance to this position! Congrats award well deserved!!

  • Canucks lover:

    Your an idiot it’s says he was nominated for the vezna and he was dip shit. Get your shit straight. You batters are mad that Luongo is amazing and your just shit in life.

  • Domenic:

    Some people can’t read, and although it has been stated already, I will reiterate, it mentions that he was nominated. And I’m sure there have been people to say that he is the greatest, probably no one credible. I think he’s pretty good, but I also don’t watch too much hockey. He’s done more then myself, and anyone else commenting here, so good for him.

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