facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Luongo signs big extension with Canucks

Sept. 2, 2009 at 10:04 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Roberto Luongo to a 12-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

Luongo, 30, finished 2008-09 with a 33-13-7 record, his fourth consecutive season with at least 30 wins.

He established a franchise single-season shutout record (nine) despite playing in only 54 games. Luongo was named team captain before the season and set a franchise record by playing 242 minutes, 36 seconds without allowing a goal, the second-longest streak in modern NHL history.

"He is in the prime of his playing career and has a tremendous desire to make the Canucks a championship team," Mike Gillis, Vancouver's president and general manager, said on the team's Web site. "His leadership, competitiveness and character are what this team will represent for many years to come."

"This is a great day for me and my family," Luongo said. "I love playing in a passionate hockey city like Vancouver."

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
2
UPI horse racing weekend preview
3
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
4
Cowboys LB Holloman has career-threatening neck injury
5
2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback