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Roberto Luongo | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
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Roberto Luongo will make his return to Vancouver on January 8.
Luongo was dealt from the Canucks to the Panthers on March 4 and this will be his first appearance in Vancouver since the deal. It should be interesting to see how much, if any, booing will occur. Jun 22 - 10:29 PM

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It looks as if Gerrard Gallant will be the Florida Panthers' next head coach.

At least that's according to Sportsnet's Doug MacLean, who said he had not doubt about Gallant's appointment. Reports have Gallant, who was an assistant coach with the Cats' AHL affiliate during the 1999-2000 season, being named as Florida's bench boss in a news conference Monday. Gallant served as the Canadiens' assistant coach this past season and has been a head coach in the NHL with the Blue Jackets.
Jun 21 - 10:05 AM

The Florida Panthers are expected to name their next head coach before the draft.

As previously mentioned, Panthers GM Dale Tallon has reportedly narrowed the list of candidates to five people. It's believed that former Penguin coach Dan Bylsma, as well as veteran bench bosses Ron Wilson and Marc Crawford are in the running.
Jun 17 - 9:24 AM

The Panthers have apparently narrowed the field to five for their coaching vacancy.

Former Penguin coach Dan Bylsma seems to be the favourite for the Cats' head coaching job but Ron Wilson, Marc Crawford, Gerard Gallant and Bill Peters also are in the running. Look for a decision to be made by GM Dale Tallon no later than this coming Monday.
Jun 14 - 9:50 AM

The Florida Panthers have reportedly fired 30 employees with the majority of those being from the team's sales staff.

The Florida Panthers have been losing millions annually and ranked 29th in average attendance in 2013-14, so it's not surprising that the ownership wanted to shake things up. Still, the team's attendance isn't likely to get much better unless the on-ice product starts to improve. Florida has only made the playoffs once since 2000.
Jun 3 - 9:34 AM

You can Red Wing Assistant Coach Bill Peters to the growing list of candidates for the Panthers' head coaching position.

Florida GM Tale Tallon has been talking to quite a number of inidividuals to fill the Cats' bench boss position. Other candidates besides Peters include, Canadiens' assistant Gerard Gallant, Tom Renney and Marc Crawford. Tallon hopes to have the vacancy filled in the next few weeks and before the NHL entry draft.
Jun 1 - 10:18 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon continues to shop the top pick in next month's entry draft.

Tallon is looking for a couple on NHL ready defensemen and is willing to part with the first overall pick in the June draft to get them. Many experts believe the top four picks will be Sam Bennett, Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart and Leon Draisaitl. Ekblad is a defenseman who may interest Tallon but he may want to stock his roster with players who can contribute now and will therefore continue to talk trade. Another possibility is Finnish right wing Kasperi Kapanen, who could develop nice chemistry with counrtyman Aleksander Barkov. Kapanen is the top ranked European player in the draft. Stay tuned.
May 31 - 10:49 AM

Former NHL coach Marc Crawford may be on Florida GM Dale Tallon's short list of bench-boss candidates.

Crawford guided the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 over Florida and has an impressive coaching record of 549-421-103 record with 78 overtime losses over a 15 year career that has seen stops in Colorado, Vancouver, LA and Dallas. Crawford, who coached in Switzerland the last two seasons, admitted to speaking to the Panthers amongst other NHL teams looking for head coaches.
May 17 - 10:49 AM

Florida general manager Dale Tallon is confident that he can bring key players to the Panthers in the off-season partly because he acquired established goalie Roberto Luongo during the season.

With a top-end goalie like Luongo as a key selling point, Tallon is confident players will want to come south and help put the Panthers back on track. "You sell winning, the desire to win,’’ Tallon said. "We now have the ability to put the pieces together, and that’s what players want. . .I was denied for two years in Chicago. We were an Original Six team, great city. No one wanted to come because the perception was we didn’t want to win. That perception has gone away, and it has gone away here. We’re going to get guys who want to win.’’
Apr 15 - 10:45 AM

The Florida Panthers ended their abysmal regular season Saturday night with another loss but their goalie stood out.

Luongo steered aside 35 Columbus shots in the Panthers 3-2 loss in Florida. Luongo winds up his season with a 25-23-7 record, a 2.40 GAA and a .919 save percentage. The Panthers, of course, are going nowhere in the NHL's post-season except to the golf course. They have finished out of the playoffs 12 times in the past 13 seasons.
Apr 12 - 10:19 PM

Roberto Luongo will start in goal Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

It is a nothing game for the Panthers, who wind up a dismal 2013-14 campaign but the game means quite a bit to the Blue Jackets who could finish as high as sixth in the Eastern Conference with a win and Philadelphia and Detroit losses. It will be interesting to see if Luongo is in full spoiler mode Saturday night.
Apr 12 - 10:30 AM

Roberto Luongo was solid between the pipes for Florida on Thursday as they defeated the Maple Leafs by a score of 4-2.

The fact he was facing a deflated Toronto club certainly didn't hurt, but the former Canuck deserves full marks for his performance. He turned away 27 of 29 shots en route to improving his record to 25-22-7, including a 6-6-1 mark with Florida. His GAA is 2.44 while his save percentage is .919.
Apr 10 - 11:55 PM

Roberto Luongo will be back in goal on Thursday night after he missed one game with an upper-body ailment.

Dan Ellis isn't feeling well so Scott Clemmensen will serve as Florida's backup netminder against Toronto. Luongo has five wins, a .923 save percentage and a 2.45 goals-against average in 12 appearances with the Panthers this season.
Apr 10 - 11:39 AM

Roberto Luongo (upper body) hopes to be back in goal for Thursday's game against Toronto.

"We'll take morning skate [Thursday] and see where it goes," he said after practicing on Wednesday. "Hopefully, I'll be back in." He missed Tuesday's scheduled start against Philadelphia after he felt sore in the warmup. If Luongo isn't ready to go then Dan Ellis will start again in his place.
Apr 10 - 10:23 AM

Roberto Luongo didn't play Tuesday after he suffered an upper-body injury in morning skate.

Interim coach Peter Horachek said Luongo would've played had the game meant something and that the team's number one goaltender was held out because of "general upper-body soreness." Dan Ellis ended up starting instead. The Panthers play two more games before their season comes to close and it's unclear if Luongo will play in either of them. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 9 - 8:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis