SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that Roberto Luongo will be inducted to the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 presented by Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Development Office on Tuesday, Oct. 29 along with five other local inductees.
In its 21st year, the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame honors and recognizes Broward County residents that have set the standard of excellence and positively affected our county through sports and athletic involvement.
Fans on the Suite level of BB&T Center can see the wall of former inductees to the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame.
Luongo, 40, retired from the National Hockey League on June 26, 2019, ending a 20-year playing career. He ranks second in NHL history in games played by a goaltender (1,044), third in wins (489) and ninth in shutouts (77). He is one of only three goaltenders in NHL history to have played 1,000 NHL games. He is a long-time Parkland resident and continues to support this local community and residents of South Florida.
Luongo played 11 seasons with the Panthers, owning the club's franchise records for games played by a goaltender (572), wins (230), shutouts (38), saves (16,068) assists/points (13), single-season games played by a goaltender (75, 2005-06), single-season wins (35, 2005-06, 2015-16), single-season saves (2,303) and single-season shutouts (tied-7, 2003-04). His 572 games played in a Panthers uniform marks the fourth-most in franchise history by any player. Through his career with the Panthers, Luongo represented the club at the NHL All-Star Game three times (2004, 2015, 2016).
On March 7, 2020 the Panthers will retire the No. 1 jersey when the team hosts the Montreal Canadiens at BB&T Center. Luongo will become the first Florida Panthers player in franchise history to have his jersey number retired.
Fans can purchase tickets to the March 7th game here.