Luongo stays with Canucks

Roberto Luongo has signed a 12-year contract extension to stay in Vancouver. (Sun Media/Rob Kruyt)

Roberto Luongo has signed a 12-year contract extension to stay in Vancouver. (Sun Media/Rob Kruyt)

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, Last Updated: 6:46 PM ET

Star goaltender Roberto Luongo should now be able to finish his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks.

Ending weeks of speculation, the Canucks announced today that Luongo had agreed to a 12-year, US$64 million contract extension that will have a no-trade clause. The new deal runs through the 2021-22 season, when their captain will be 43 years old.

"Today is a very exciting day for the Canucks organization," Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis said in a release. "Roberto Luongo is the leader of our hockey team. He is in the prime of his playing career and has a tremendous desire to make the Canucks a championship team. His leadership, competitiveness and character are what this team will represent for many years to come."

Luongo, 30, was 33-13-7 with a franchise-record nine shutouts and a goals-against average of 2.34 in 2008-09. He has played 544 career games, posting a record of 230-232-64, and ranks fourth among active goaltenders in career shutouts, with 47.

"This is a great day for me and my family," Luongo said. "I love playing in a passionate hockey city like Vancouver and along with my teammates I am committed to doing everything I can to make this a championship team."


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