Canada tabs 2-time world hockey champion Roberto Luongo as GM of 2021 males’s squad

Former star goaltender Roberto Luongo has been named basic supervisor for Canada’s males’s crew at this 12 months’s world hockey championship.

In a information launch Tuesday, Hockey Canada mentioned Luongo will oversee all hockey operations, together with workers and participant choice and analysis for the May 21-June 6 event in Riga, Latvia.

Shane Doan and Scott Salmond have been additionally named to Canada’s administration crew.

Doan and Luongo have lengthy histories representing Canada on the ice.

Luongo appeared in three straight Winter Olympics from 2006 to 2014, serving to Canada win gold in his ultimate two Games.

Luongo made 34 saves in Canada’s 3-2 additional time win over the United States within the 2010 gold-medal sport in Vancouver. Montreal’s Carey Price grew to become Canada’s beginning goalie forward of Luongo when it defended its title in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

The Montreal native additionally helped Canada to 2 world championship gold medals (2003, ’04) and one World Cup title (2004).

Luongo is one in every of solely three goaltenders in NHL historical past to play greater than 1,000 video games, ending with 1,044 over a 19-year profession. He was twice named to the NHL second all-star crew (2003-04, 2006-07), gained the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2010-11 and ranks third all-time in wins (489).

Luongo was lately named assistant basic supervisor for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, where he will lead goaltender analysis.

Jets-Coyotes franchise chief in factors

Doan represented Canada six instances on the world championship and helped his nation win gold in 2003 and 2007.

Doan was additionally a teammate of Luongo on the 2004 World Cup and the 2006 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

He performed 21 seasons (1995-2017) with the Winnipeg/Arizona franchise, and is the all-time franchise chief in objectives (395), assists (560) and factors (955).

Salmond was lately named assistant basic supervisor for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. He was promoted to senior vice-president of nationwide groups with Hockey Canada in 2018 after serving as vice-president of nationwide groups for 4 years.

“Hockey Canada is excited to have Roberto lead our management group at the IIHF world championship this year, and to continue to work with our entire Olympic management team as we continue to prepare for the 2022 Olympics,” Tom Renney, chief government officer of Hockey Canada, mentioned in a press release.

“We are also fortunate to have Shane and Scott contribute as assistant general managers; both individuals bring a wealth of experience to Canada’s national men’s team.”

Canada opens the world championship May 21 at Arena Riga towards host Latvia with preliminary-round video games by means of Tuesday, June 1.

Canada will additionally face Italy, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Norway and the United States within the preliminary spherical earlier than the event wraps up with the bronze and gold medal video games June 6.

Canada has 26 world championship titles, with the final one coming in 2016, alongside with 15 silver and 9 bronze.

The 2020 world championship scheduled to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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