Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Six Million Dollar Man

It's official. Roberto Luongo has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, not for one, not for two or three, but for four years. Easily the most-hyped goalie to ever sign in Vancouver, Louie will also be its highest-paid player. His contract is worth $27 million over four seasons; he will be paid $6 million this coming season.

More from Luongo here.

Dave Nonis had been pursuing Luongo for some time now. Here's what he said after the signing:

"Roberto has proven himself to be an elite goaltender. His international experience, Vezina Trophy nomination and ability to consistently play at the highest level are tremendous assets that we believe will make the Vancouver Canucks competitive each and every night."
Luongo is up to the challenge:

“The Canucks have had a great team over the last few years. Unfortunately they had a few injuries last season and didn't make it but they're committed to winning. And that's really important for an organization. That's something that I really respect.

“There's no doubt in my mind that once I get we're going to make a run for the Stanley Cup and that's why I'm coming there.”
Good to hear.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 10:43 PM


At July 01, 2006 11:52 AM, Anonymous Zanstorm said...

oh baby, why couldn't it be October already? I can't wait to see Luongo play here.


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