Social media funny guy, locker room leader, and fan-favorite. Roberto Luongo was the heart and soul of hockey in South Florida for eleven seasons. The Florida Panthers shouldn’t hesitate to celebrate his career by retiring his jersey as soon as possible.
Luongo isn’t only the greatest goalie in Florida’s hockey history; he is arguably the most exceptional Panther of all-time.
Bobby Lu is the franchise leader in 12 categories, including wins (230), saves (160,860), minutes played (32,416) and shutouts (38). Those figures are astounding and solidify him as an absolute legend.
I realize that the Panthers failed to achieve any playoff success during his tenure with the Cats, but it would be unjust to put the blame on his shoulders.