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Roberto Luongo concludes: "One of the most difficult choices in my life"



fromJonathan Nilsson

1044 NHL matches were enough.

Florida goalkeeper Panthers, Roberto Luongo, announces he's picking up the glove on the shelf.

"One of the toughest decisions I've ever made in my life," said the 40-year-old in an open letter.

40-year-old Roberto Luongo has never managed to raise the Cup of Stanley's trophy or to lift Veszina Trophy as the best goalkeeper of the league.

However, he can look back on NHL's long and successful career.

The goalkeeper's profile played 1044 base series and won 483 of them, which means he is the third best golfer in the history of the league.

He is beaten only by Martin Brodour and Patrick Roy.

"One of the most difficult decisions"

After eight years in the Vancouver Canucks, he returned to Florida Panters 2014, and James Marxholm went in another way.

Although there are three more years of the contract, he says his career is over.

– I really want to say. This is one of the most difficult choices I've ever made in my life and it took me a long time to get it, "said the 40-year-old in an open letter.

Luongo has been dragged with injury problems in recent seasons and says he has listened to his body.

"I feel a good opportunity to leave the sport," he continued.

Do not give up the hope of the Stanley Cup

Now he will adapt to his new life as a retiree, which he illustrates twitter by photographing a pair of ties that hang on the line.

However, Canadians opens to continue the Florida Pantera organization.

– This is my home and I still want to participate in the hockey I love. After all, I might not have won the Stanley Cup on ice, but maybe I could find my name in a different way. It would not be the same, but it would still be a feat.


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