Saturday, March 17, 2007


Number: 1
Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205 lbs
Born: Montreal, PQ
Date: April 4, 1979

Acquired: From Florida alongside Lukas Krajicek and a sixth round draft pick in 2006 in exchange for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld, Todd Bertuzzi, June 23, 2006. New York Islanders 1st choice, 4th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Roberto’s nickname is Louie…His favorite player growing up was Grant Fuhr…In the off-season he lives in Montreal and Florida…Roberto founded his own charity called Louie Saves Lives…His brother Fabio is a goalie in the Ontario Hockey League…Roberto and his wife Gina were married this past spring…Before the game he likes to sit in the stands and tape his stick…He also likes to play poker, golf and watch movies…Roberto’s first job was selling shoes in his father’s shoe store.

2005-2006 NHL Season
Set a Panthers franchise record with his 107th career win, Apr. 13 at Ott.

2004-2005: Appeared in two games with team Canada in the World Championships, posting a winning record (1-0-1): 40 saves and one shutout...Helped team Canada win the 2004 World Cup Tournament, posting a winning record (1-0-0) with 37 saves.

2003-04: Completed his fifth NHL season, fourth with Fla, setting NHL records for saves (2,303) and shots against (2,475)... Finished the season as the NHL’s active shutout leader prior to turning 25 years old, with 23, topping Martin Brodeur’s 22...Finalist for the Vezina Trophy and finished third in the voting...Finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award...Finished sixth in voting for the Hart Trophy… Made first ever NHL All-Star Game appearance, winning the SuperSkills goalie competition and stopping 8-of-9 shots in the third period in a 6-4 victory for the Eastern Conference... Played in his 200th career NHL game Oct. 20 at NYR (3-1 loss).

2002-03: Completed his fourth NHL season, third with Fla… Missed Mar. 27 at StL with a bruised knee... Missed three games Nov. 7-11 with back spasms…Won gold medal with Team Canada at the 2003 World Championships in Finland, stopping 37 of 39 shots in the gold medal game.

2001-02: Made 37 saves for Team Melrose to win inaugural NHL YoungStars Game at All-Star weekend in LA on Feb. 1.

2000-01: Completed first full NHL season...Became the first rookie in Panthers history to record a shutout with 0-0 tie (20 saves), Oct. 22 at Min...Made Panthers debut losing 4-2 (22 saves), Oct. 9 at Bos.

1999-00: Stopped his first career NHL penalty shot (Dan Kesa), Jan. 13 at TB...Recorded first NHL shutout Dec. 27 vs Bos (3-0) with 34 saves... Made NHL debut and won his first career NHL game with a 43-save effort Nov. 28 at Bos... His 43 saves in NHL debut established a new NYI record.

1998-99: Led all QMJHL goaltenders in playoff games played (23), wins (16) and minutes (1,400) and finished 16-6 overall in the postseason, with a 2.74 GAA, as he led his club to the Memorial Cup Finals.

1997-98: Drafted first round, fourth overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the NYI, making him the highest drafted goaltender in league history at that date.

1996-97: Played 60 games with Val d'Or, winning a team-record 32 times.

1995-96: Appeared in 23 games in his rookie season with Val d'Or, finishing 6-11-4 with a 3.70 GAA.


Blogger Toccata said...

Well, I am certainly having fun. I loved seeing the luck, skill and perfection comments all in a row.

Chris Chelios played for my hometown team, the Moose Jaw Warriors. He also worked for my father for a time. Rotarians were always asked to hire the hockey players from out of town to "help them out". It's pretty funny to think of the different millionaire hockey players that we helped out over the years.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. But he's the one person on the Wings I really can't stand.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

this is fun...I think we scared junky away. He might be praying though.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

Chelios has never been an easy person to like even when he was considered a hockey hero in Moose Jaw.

Junky needs to pray.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

Woot! I guess Junky's praying skills aren't working at that well.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Deb said...


8:27 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

I think the red & whites are unravelling

8:28 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

I have the feeling this game could get good and ugly before it's done.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

I have a feeling you're absolutely right. I was listening to the pregame and Detroit's game plan was to come out hard/aggressive and.......WOOOOO, TWO ON ONE, BEAUTIFUL GOAL BY MORRISON.

What was I saying?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

I just commented below. I don't know where we are commenting from anymore! Sweet, sweet, sweet!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

we'll go back there, k?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

Sounds good. I'm with ya.

8:45 PM  

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