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Looking back at the career of Roberto Luongo

Vancouver traded goaltender Roberto Luongo to Florida on Tuesday in a stunning move one day before the National Hockey League’s trade deadline

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Val d'Or Foreurs goaltender Roberto Luongo (right), from Montreal, has a laugh with Barrie Colts centre Daniel Tkaczuk (left), from Toronto at the 1997 NHL draft prospects preview in Pittsburgh. Luongo was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the New York Islanders.

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Team Canada goalie Roberto Luongo lays in the crease following Canada's 3-2 overtime defeat to Russia in the gold medal game at the 1999 World Junior Hockey Championship in Winnipeg Tuesday.


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Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo makes a save in Montreal, November 15, 2005. Acquired from the Islanders along with Olli Jokien in May, 2000, Luongo would go on to play five seasons with Florida.


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The two newest Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo, middle, and defenceman Willie Mitchell, left, attend a press conference at GM Place in Vancouver on July 4, 2006. Luongo would become the cornerstone of a strong Vancouver team for the next seven-plus seasons.

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Vancouver Canucks starting goalie Roberto Luongo lays on the ice after sustaining an injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of their NHL game in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, 2008.


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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo pauses as he speaks with the media during a press conference in Vancouver on Nov. 24, 2008.


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Vancouver Canucks' goaltender, Roberto Luongo, attends a ceremony, naming an arena in his honour, with his wife Gina and daughter Gabriella, in Montreal on Aug. 22, 2009. The neighbourhood has produced two of the NHL's best goalies: the Devils' Martin Brodeur also cut his chops at the community rink.


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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo smiles while stretching before team practice in Vancouver on April 29, 2009. Prior to the 2008 season Luongo was named team captain. The controversial move would only last two seasons.


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Canada's Roberto Luongo makes a save during the gold medal game in Vancouver on Feb. 28, 2010. Moments after this save, Sidney Crosby would score to give Luongo and Team Canada the gold medal with a 3-2 OT win over the U.S.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo reaches for the puck during the first period in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarter-final game against the Blackhawks in Chicago on April 19, 2011.


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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo makes his way out onto the ice for the pre-game skate before the start of the first period of Game 1 of Stanley Cup action in Vancouver on June 1, 2011.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo looks on during the singing of the national anthems before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup against the Boston Bruins in Vancouver on June 4, 2011.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Alex Burrows celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup in Vancouver on June 10, 2011. Vancouver would lose to Boston in seven games to fall just short of claiming the Stanley Cup.


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A group of pre-school children watch as Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo leaves the dressing room during a team informal practice at University of British Columbia in Vancouver on Jan. 11, 2013.


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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo talks to the media outside the team dressing room in Vancouver on May 9, 2013. The Canucks lost to the San Jose Sharks in four straight games during the playoffs.


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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo warms up off ice during practice the day before the Heritage Classic hockey game against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place.

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Canada goalie Roberto Luongo looks up ice during a drill at hockey practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 18, 2014. Although Luongo was forced into a back-up role, he still claimed his second Olympic gold medal.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo makes his way back to the dressing room after the they beat Boston Bruins 1-0 in game five of the Stanley Cup final playoff action in Vancouver on June 10, 2011. Luongo heads back to Florida after being traded along with Steve Anthony one day prior to the 2014 NHL trade deadline.


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