Roberto Luongo joined an exclusive club last night by becoming the second goalie in NHL history to win 200 games with two different teams.
The Florida Panthers netminder earned his 200th win in 507 games to win 200 with the Panthers and had previously won 258 in 448 games with the Vancouver Canucks.
Luongo, who is 38 years old, now has 459 career victories in 979 career games, for a .469 win percentage.
Luongo downplayed the feat.
“That’s stuff that I’ll look at when it’s all said and done,” Luongo said. “Right now, when you’re in the moment, you don’t want to think too much about those things. Other than you guys reminding me on a daily basis, I don’t really think about it.”
His goal is helping the struggling Panthers gain traction in the standings to make a postseason push.
“Obviously if you’re playing well, you’re going to give your team a chance to win, and those wins and those milestones will come,” Luongo said. “It’s always nice when you reach a certain milestone but the focus is on primarily on winning games and trying to get into the playoffs.”
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 28, 2017