Hockey Canada names Luongo GM for worlds, Doan to assist him

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Roberto Luongo will oversee Team Canada at the upcoming men's World Hockey Championship.

Hockey Canada tabbed Luongo as general manager for its entry in the tournament on Tuesday.

Former NHLer Shane Doan and Scott Salmond, the senior vice president of national teams for Hockey Canada, will round out Canada's management group for the event.

Luongo will be in charge of all hockey operations, including selecting players and staff, and leading the evaluation process. The former NHL goaltender and current Florida Panthers front office member will make his international management debut during the 2021 worlds.

Hockey Canada named him an assistant GM for its 2022 men's Olympic team in February. Luongo played for Canada during three Olympics, four world championships, and a World Cup of Hockey. He helped the nation win two Olympic gold medals, two titles at the worlds, and one more at the World Cup.

Before retiring in 2019, the 42-year-old notched the third-most goaltending wins in NHL history with 489, though he also posted the second-most losses with 392. He ranks second all time among netminders after playing 1,044 games.

The 2021 worlds will be held May 21 through June 6 in Riga, Latvia.