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Roberto Luongo

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NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: April 4, 1979  (AGE 36)
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

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016