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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that goaltender Robert Luongo, defenceman Lukas Krajicek and a sixth round pick in tomorrow’s Entry Draft have been acquired from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld and Todd Bertuzzi.

"We are very excited to be making this announcement today," said Nonis. "We believe that in Roberto we are getting a player who has represented his country at the highest level, has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy and has proven that he is among the elite goaltenders in the world. Lukas is a young, skilled, puck-moving defenceman who has a very bright future in this League. I would like to thank Todd, Bryan and Alex for their contributions to our hockey club over the years and wish them and their families the best of luck in the future."

Luongo, 27, played 75 games with the Florida Panthers in the 2005-06 season posting a record of 35-30-9 with a 2.97 GAA and a save percentage of .914. Over his five-year NHL career, Luongo has played a total of 341 games, posting a record of 115-168-41, a 2.72 GAA and a save percentage of .919.

On the international stage, Luongo has represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2005, 2004 and 2003 World Championships, helped Team Canada capture the 2004 World Cup and won gold at the 2003 World Championships. In the 2003-04 season the backstop was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award in addition to participating in the NHL All-Star Game and being named to the 2004 NHL Second All-Star Team. Luongo set new NHL records during the 2003-04 season in saves (2,303) and shots against (2,475) with Florida.

The 6’3”, 205 lbs, native of Montreal, Quebec was originally drafted by the New York Islanders fourth overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Luongo has played five seasons with the Florida Panthers and one season with the New York Islanders.

Krajicek, 23, is a former first round pick and has played 67 games with Florida in the 2005-06 season recording 16 points (2-14-16) and 50 penalty minutes. In three seasons with the Panthers, Krajicek has played a total of 90 games, tallied 23 points (3-20-23) and 62 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 200 lbs, native of Prostejov, Czech Republic was Florida’s 24th selection overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Krajicek recently represented Czech Republic in the 2006 World Championships winning silver.

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