The Panthers announced the ceremony date for their now-retired goaltender on Monday. Fittingly, the opponent will be the Montreal Canadiens — Luongo’s hometown team.
Luongo will become the first Panthers player to have his number retired. The Panthers previously retired 93 for the team’s first president, Bill Torrey. That number commemorates the franchise’s inaugural game in 1993.
Team owner Vincent Viola calls Luongo “a cornerstone of Panthers history and an icon of the game.”