Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender who played his entire 15-season career with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is widely regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history.
Lundqvist was born in Are, Sweden, in 1982. He began playing hockey at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks of the Swedish junior leagues. He was drafted by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Lundqvist made his NHL debut in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the league’s top goaltenders. He won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender in 2012 and was a finalist for the award four other times. He was also a three-time finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.
Lundqvist was a key part of the Rangers’ success in the 2010s. He led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014, where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five games. He also helped the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
Lundqvist retired from the NHL in 2020. He finished his career with 459 wins, 310 losses, 109 ties, and a 2.43 goals-against average. He is the Rangers’ all-time leader in wins, shutouts, and games played.
Lundqvist is a beloved figure in New York City. He is known for his fiery personality, his passion for the game, and his dedication to his team. He is considered one of the most popular athletes in the history of the Rangers franchise.
Lundqvist’s legacy is one of greatness and achievement. He is a surefire Hall of Famer and one of the most iconic goaltenders in NHL history.