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In a surprise move at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Luongo was traded along with Olli Jokinen to Florida for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish.The deal was made because ‘Mad’ Mike Milbury fell in love with Rick Di Pietro, a cocky freshman goaltender from Winthrop, Mass. Milbury was so taken with this Di Pietro character that he traded a surefire franchise goaltender in Luongo away and picked Di Pietro first overall.Then in 2008, at the same All-Star Game in Atlanta that Luongo skipped to be with his wife.During the All-Star Game’s Skill Competition, a mic’d up Di Pietro hurt his hip making a save on Marion Gaborik in the breakaway contest.It was the first time in NHL History a goaltender was taken with the first overall pick in the draft.
Di Pietro started for the Eastern Conference the next night but was never the same goaltender again.Luongo enjoyed a terrific 2010-11 season, bringing the Canucks within one win of the Cup.He played well in the first three rounds of the playoffs and pitched a shutout at home to get the Canucks within a game of their first ever Stanley Cup.It is a move the Islanders and Di Pietro will never live down.Di Pietro played pretty well the first couple of seasons under his new deal.
Down 3-0 in Pittsburgh, Di Pietro threw his body at Matt Cooke as he skated by his crease.