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Report: Luongo expected to be named Canada's world championship GM

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Roberto Luongo is expected to be named general manager of the Canadian team heading to the 2021 world championship in Latvia, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading."

An official announcement could come as early as next week, Dreger added.

Luongo was recently named to Canada's 2022 Olympic brass as an assistant GM. He joined the Florida Panthers' front office prior to the 2021 season and leads the club's goaltending excellence department.

The 41-year-old wrapped up his 18-year playing career in 2019. He represented Canada as a player at the world championships and Olympics, winning two gold medals at each event.

This year's world championship is scheduled to begin May 21. The 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.

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