The crowds at Rogers Arena last night gave Roberto Luongo a standing ovation following the playing of a short but poignant tribute video to his long career with the Vancouver Canucks.
It was Luongo’s first game in Vancouver after he was traded to the Florida Panthers. He appeared to be moved by video and the crowds’ cheers: he lifted up his goalie mask and pounded his chest.
The former Canucks goalie, now 35 years old, spent eight years with the Vancouver Canucks – a tenure that included defending the goal posts for Team Canada’s gold medal performance at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and leading the team into the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
At the end of the night, the Vancouver Canucks dropped their game to the Florida Panthers 3-1.
Roberto Luongo Tribute Video
Standing ovation for Roberto Luongo
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