The Florida Panthers got a huge victory last night against the Buffalo Sabres. Not only did they snapped a five-game losing streak, but that win was Roberto Luongo's 455th of his career, giving him the fourth position for all-time wins in NHL history.
He moved over Curtis Joseph for sole possession of the fourth rank.
Luongo, 38, was drafted fourth overall by the New York Islanders in 1997. He only played 24 games with them, before being traded to the Florida Panthers in 2000. He spent five seasons in Florida before being acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in 2006. He helped the Canucks reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2010-2011, when they lost in seven games to the Boston Bruins. He was traded back to the Panthers in 2014.
In 974 games played in the NHL, Luongo owns a record of 455-368-118, with a 2.50 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. He also registered 73 shutouts. In 70 playoff games, the St-Leonard, Quebec native owns a 34-35 record with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.
On the international stage, Luongo won the Gold medal in two olympics (Vancouver, 2010, Sochi, 2014).