Vokoun was drafted by Montreal in 1994, played for the expansion Nashville Predators, then moved on to the Florida Panthers. Always deemed a No. 1 goalie, he signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals last year.
By the time the playoffs rolled around, Vokoun was hurt and lost his job to Braden Holtby.
As July 1 free agency approached, Caps general manager George McPhee let Vokoun talk to any team he wanted. The Penguins intrigued him the most. The Penguins traded for his rights and then signed him.
“I want to be in a winning atmosphere,” said Vokoun. “I haven’t (had) that for quite some time.”
Many thought the Maple Leafs should have have gone after Vokoun, either in 2011 or last summer when the Caps made it known they were going with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth. Vokoun says the Leafs were never on his radar.
“I never got any offers from Toronto,” said Vokoun. “There were some rumours, even this year, but Toronto was never one of the teams.”
So now the media seems to have given up on Luongo now they dredge this up. Doesn't look like Nonis is going to be swayed from the goalie route we are on this season no matter how much these guys want it changed. Good for him.