634th | Roberto Luongo switches goalie pads for poker chips

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The 2015 National Hockey League season is set to begin on Wednesday! Some NHL stars aren’t just amazing on the ice – but can carry their weight at the poker table as well …

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo made headline news in the summer of 2012 – but it wasn’t because of a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs – it was due to the goalie’s deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Although the two-time Olympic gold medalist would fail to make the November Nine (which would have created quite the controversy given the fact that the NHL is in the middle of their season at that time), Luongo managed to pickup a 634th finish, outlasting close to 6,000 competitors. Greg Merson would go on to win the 2012 Main Event.

Top 5 | 2012 WSOP Main Event
1- Gregory Merson (USA), $8,531,853
2- Jesse Sylvia (USA), $5,295,149
3- Jacob Balsiger (USA), $3,799,073
4- Russell Thomas (USA), $2,851,537
5- Jeremy Ausmus (USA), $2,155,313

*Photo credit: PlayNow.com