Vancouver Canucks announce Roberto Luongo’s Ring of Honour night will take place on December 14th
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The Vancouver Canucks have officially set the date of Roberto Luongo’s Ring of Honour induction ceremony to December 14th, when the Canucks will play the Florida Panthers. The organization initially announced that Luongo would become the eighth player in franchise history inducted into the Ring of Honour on November 30, 2022.
“We are glad to officially have a date set for Roberto’s incredibly well-deserved induction to the Canucks Ring of Honour,” said Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford. “He is one of the greatest players to ever represent this team and his legacy continues in Vancouver to this day. As proud as we are to recognize Roberto with this achievement, it is as much of an honour for the organization and our fans to be able to celebrate him again in our building.”
Luongo — whose first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame induction alongside the Sedin twins was celebrated by the Canucks last season — is the franchise’s all-time leader in both wins (252) and shutouts with 38. Luongo also has the best save percentage and goals against average among any Canucks goaltender with a minimum of 100 games played.
In 2020, the Panthers retired his jersey. Luongo spent 11 years in Florida and started and finished his career with the Panthers after eight seasons in Vancouver. Luongo was the first player whose jersey the Panthers have ever retired.
“Roberto is one of the greatest Canucks of all time and we are thrilled to be able to officially congratulate him and celebrate all his accomplishments with this franchise,” said Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini back in November of 2022. “For eight years, he amazed and entertained us, brought us to our feet, and made us believe. He was a true professional who led by example, both on and off the ice, and we look forward to permanently recognizing him in the Ring of Honour alongside other Vancouver Canucks legends.”
Luongo is set to become the eighth player inducted into the Canucks’ Ring of Honour. The Canucks’ Ring of Honour inside Rogers Arena currently features Orland Kurtenbach, Kirk McLean, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts, Pat Quinn, Mattias Ohlund, and Alex Burrows.
The Canucks also announced that the first 10,000 fans who arrive at the arena on December 14th will get a limited edition bobblehead:
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