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Roberto Luongo  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 4, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: NYI / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
Will be playing for Canada for the ninth time in his career - captured gold medals for his country at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2005 World Championship.

He took over for the injured Sean Burke during the semifinals at the 2003 World Championship and starred in the gold medal game against Sweden.

Luongo was Canada's top goaltender at the 2004 World Championship, winning gold again and being named the tournament's Best Goaltender.

One of his top international hockey moments was winning Canada's semifinal game against the Czech Republic at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, playing in place of the injured Martin Brodeur.

Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday