Henrik Lundqvist

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Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers.jpg
Lundqvist in October 2014.
Born (1982-03-02) 2 March 1982 (age 33)
Åre, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Frölunda HC (SHL)
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2000
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–present
Website hlundqvist30.com
Henrik Lundqvist
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold 2006 Turin Ice hockey
Silver 2014 Sochi Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2004 Prague Ice hockey
Silver 2003 Helsinki Ice hockey
Men's inline hockey
World Championships
Gold 2002 Nuremberg Inline hockey
Swedish Championships
Gold 2005 Ice hockey
Gold 2003 Ice hockey

Henrik Björn Lundqvist (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛnrɪk ˈlɵndkvɪst]; born 2 March 1982) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Before winning the Vezina Trophy in 2012, he was nominated in each of his first three seasons, and is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of his first seven seasons. His dominating play during his rookie season resulted in the New York media and Rangers fans giving him the nickname "King Henrik".[1] During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, he led the Swedish men's team to their second Olympic gold medal.

Before joining the Rangers, Lundqvist played for Frölunda HC in Swedish Elitserien. During his years in Sweden, he developed into the league's finest goaltender, winning the Honken Trophy three consecutive seasons; 2003, 2004, and 2005. In 2005, he also won two of the most prestigious awards in Swedish ice hockey, the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet.

Lundqvist is considered a butterfly style goalie, though unorthodox because of the aggressive way he performs the butterfly.[2] He is best known for his sensational quickness, athleticism, and strong positional play.[3]


Early life[edit]

Henrik Lundqvist grew up with his identical twin brother Joel in Åre, Jämtland, an area where alpine skiing is the most popular winter activity, though Henrik and Joel chose to play ice hockey over the more popular winter sports. During the winters, their kindergarten teachers used the kindergarten's 9 meters × 3 meters (30 ft × 10 ft) sandpit to freeze an outdoor ice rink where the twins would frequently skate. Their interest in hockey grew even larger when their father Peter took the twins to see Västra Frölunda HC play in Scandinavium, Gothenburg. Henrik has said that he and Joel were very competitive growing up, in sports as well as school.[4] Peter worked for a company who sponsored Frölunda, and Henrik and Joel saw many games in Scandinavium, where Frölunda became their favorite team. In 1990, Henrik and Joel joined Järpens IF and started playing organized hockey for the first time. During one practice, when the coach asked if anyone wanted to be a goaltender, Joel grabbed and raised Henrik's arm and said that his brother would like to. In 1993, the family moved to Båstad, Skåne, in southern Sweden to support their older sister Gabriella's tennis career. Henrik and Joel then joined local team Rögle BK, and were both selected for Scania's regional team in Sverigepucken in 1995. Henrik was selected to play for Scania in TV-pucken in 1996, and in 1997, when Joel was also selected. During the 1997–98 season, Henrik and Joel were extensively scouted by Frölunda, and while playing for Rögle in the 1998 Scandinavium Cup in Gothenburg, Frölunda's junior team manager and under-16 coach Janne Karlsson contacted their father, who told Henrik and Joel about Frölunda's interest in them while driving home to Båstad.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Frölunda (2000–2005)[edit]

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After having a successful pre-season, Lundqvist made his Elitserien debut in the season opener on 21 September 2000 in a 2–4 loss against Brynäs IF. Lundqvist bounced back and recorded his first win in the following away game against IF Björklöven, stopping 18 shots and only allowing one goal while being short-handed. In his third straight start, Lundqvist allowed two early first period goals in a game against Timrå IK and was pulled in favor of veteran keeper Håkan Algotsson. Lundqvist would dress for only ten more games this season and earned only one start, a shootout loss to Djurgårdens IF. Lundqvist lost his roster spot to American veteran keeper Pat Jablonski, who joined the team in October. Tommy Boustedt, the coach of the team at the time, later said that:

Lundqvist played in nine games for IF Mölndal Hockey in the Swedish second tier Allsvenskan, before joining Frölunda's junior team in the J20 SuperElit in December. After his poor play in Allsvenskan, and a tough start in the J20 SuperElit, he allowed six goals in an exhibition game against Canada. National junior team coaches Bo "Kulon" Lennartsson and Mikael Tisell were worried and decided to have a talk with Lundqvist, where they questioned his motivation.[citation needed] Lundqvist's turning point came at the turn of the year at the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow, where he led the Swedish national junior's team to a fourth place finish in the tournament. He spent the rest of the season in the J20 SuperElit where he played 18 games, leading the league in minutes played by a goaltender. In the playoffs, he led Frölunda to their second straight Anton Cup win, which came in a 5–2 win over Leksands IF in the final at the Stockholm Globe Arena.

In December 2004, The Hockey News rated Lundqvist the sixth-best European prospect, the lone goaltender in their European top 10 list. Also in December, Lundqvist joined fellow future Rangers prospect Al Montoya on McKeen's list of top goaltending prospects, where he was ranked seventh amongst the group.[6]

During the 2005 season, Lundqvist broke four Swedish national records: lowest goals against average (1.05), highest save percentage (.962), longest goalless streak (at 172 minutes and 29 seconds) and most shutouts in a season (6). He was also named Best Goaltender, Best Player and was selected as the league's MVP by fellow players.

In 180 appearances with Frölunda, he amassed a 1.96 goals against average and a .927 save percentage, leading them to four consecutive playoff appearances and winning two titles in 2003 and 2005.

New York (2005–present)[edit]

Rookie season[edit]

At the beginning of his rookie season in 2005–06, with starting goaltender Kevin Weekes injured, Lundqvist made his NHL debut on 8 October 2005 against the New Jersey Devils, stopping 24 of 27 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss. A few days later, on 13 October 2005, Lundqvist posted his first career NHL win, in another game against the Devils. His first career shutout came on 17 October 2005 against the Florida Panthers, and with it Lundqvist became the first rookie goaltender to record a shutout for the Rangers since John Vanbiesbrouck on 2 January 1985. During the season, Lundqvist also became the first Rangers rookie to post 20 wins in a season since Mike Richter recorded 21 in 1990–91. Finishing the season with 30 wins, Lundqvist broke the Rangers rookie goaltending record of 29 wins, previously held by Jim Henry (1941–42) and Johnny Bower (1953–54). Lundqvist was among the league leaders in several categories: fifth in goals against average (2.24), fourth in save percentage (.922), 11th in wins (30) and tied for 16th in shutouts with two. His regular season success did not continue in the playoffs, however, where he appeared in three playoff games, posted a 0–3 record, a 4.40 goals against average, and an .835 save percentage in a series loss to the Devils. He was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's best goaltender, but he was not a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the rookie of the year, because of a high quality crop of first-year players.[7] He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team, along with Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Brad Boyes, Dion Phaneuf and Andrej Meszároš. He won the 2005–06 MetLife/Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, a New York Rangers team award.

Lundqvist during the 2011–12 season.

Establishing himself[edit]

By the second month of his second season, Lundqvist had already made a name for himself among the hockey world, his fellow players and the Ranger fans. Because of his spectacular athletic ability and work ethic, he earned the nickname "King Henrik" or simply "The King."

On 14 December 2006, against the Dallas Stars, Lundqvist became the first NHL goaltender to face his twin brother, Joel. He and his brother are only the third set of twins to play each other in an NHL game. The game was won by Lundqvist and the Rangers. In the Rangers' 7–0 win in Game 3 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Quarter-finals over the Atlanta Thrashers, Lundqvist became the first Rangers goalie since Mike Richter in 1997 to post a playoff shutout. The win was also the Rangers' first home playoff win since Richter's shutout. For the second consecutive year, Lundqvist was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy. Because Lundqvist was tied with Miikka Kiprusoff for third place in balloting, there were four finalists for an NHL individual trophy for the first time in league history. During the off-season, Lundqvist re-signed to a one-year, US$4.25 million contract with the Rangers.

On 13 February 2008, Lundqvist signed a six-year contract with the Rangers worth $41.25 million, averaging $6.875 million a season.[8] This made him the highest paid goaltender in the NHL on average over the length of his contract.[9] On 24 February 2008, Lundqvist became the first Rangers goaltender to record eight shutouts in a single season since Eddie Giacomin in 1970–71. On 6 March 2008, he recorded his 30th win of the season, making him just the second goaltender, along with Ron Hextall, to record at least 30 wins in each of his first three NHL seasons. On 9 March 2008, Lundqvist became the first Rangers goaltender to record nine shutouts in a season since Eddie Giacomin's 1966–67 season in a 1–0 win against the Boston Bruins.[10]

Lundqvist was named the Rangers Most Valuable Player for the fifth consecutive season (2006–07 to 2010–11), as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He became the first Rangers player to earn the Rangers MVP award five consecutive times.[11]

On 1 October 2008, Lundqvist and the New York Rangers won the Victoria Cup by beating Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Championship game with the score of 4–3.

On 8 January 2009, Lundqvist was selected to play in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal.

On 24 January 2009, Lundqvist made his first All-Star appearance in the Elimination Shootout. He stopped 12 of 16 shots in the shootout as Shane Doan won the competition. The next day, he played in the second period of the All-Star game, in which he gave up six goals.

On 12 March 2009, Lundqvist became the first NHL goalie to win at least 30 games in his first four seasons with a win over the Nashville Predators.

In September 2009, despite having played only four seasons with the club, Lundqvist was ranked number 90th on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

On 25 March 2010, Lundqvist became the first NHL goalie to win at least 30 games in his first five seasons by beating the New Jersey Devils in a shootout.

In January 2011, Lundqvist and teammate Marc Staal were named All-Stars for the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both players were drafted by Staal's older brother Eric, who was one of the captains for the event.[12] On 30 January 2011, Lundqvist played in the third period of the All-Star game, stopping 11 of 14 shots. This was his second All-Star appearance.[13] He also became the first goaltender to face and stop penalty shot in the 57-year history of the NHL All-Star Game; the penalty shot was attempted by Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche.[14]

On 17 February 2011, Lundqvist earned his 200th NHL win in a 4–3 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden.[15]

On 19 March 2011, Lundqvist became the first NHL goalie to win at least 30 games in his first six seasons in a 6–3 win over the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.

On 24 January 2012, Lundqvist earned his 40th career shutout, beating the Winnipeg Jets 3–0 at Madison Square Garden.

After making 42 saves in a 3–0 shutout victory over the Boston Bruins on 14 February 2012, Rangers fans began using the term "Lundsanity" in association with Lundqvist, as around this time the term "Linsanity" was being used to describe basketball player Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise to fame with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks, who, like the Rangers, also play at Madison Square Garden.[16]

On 27 February 2012, Lundqvist extended his own record as he became the first NHL goalie to win at least 30 games in his first seven seasons in a 2–0 shutout win over the New Jersey Devils in New York.

Vezina Trophy/Lockout-shortened year[edit]

On 20 June 2012, Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

On 24 November 2012, Lundqvist participated in "Operation Hat Trick," a charity hockey game held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.[17]

On 3 March 2013, Lundqvist took the NHL all-time lead in shootout wins over Martin Brodeur, winning his 43rd against the Buffalo Sabres. On 3 April 2013, Lundqvist won his 268th game, surpassing Eddie Giacomin for the second most wins in Rangers history, behind only Mike Richter. On 13 and 14 May 2013, Lundqvist recorded back-to-back playoff shutouts against the Washington Capitals. Lundqvist and the Rangers, however, would be eliminated by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins in five games.

Staying in New York[edit]

On 4 December 2013, Lundqvist signed a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension with the Rangers, making Lundqvist the highest-paid goaltender in the NHL with an average annual cap hit of $8.5 million.[18]

On 18 March 2014, Lundqvist passed Mike Richter with his 302nd win to become the most winning goaltender in Rangers history after defeating the Ottawa Senators 8–4.

On 22 March 2014, Lundqvist passed Hall of Fame goalie Eddie Giacomin with his 50th regular season shutout to become the Rangers' shutout-winning leader after defeating the New Jersey Devils 2–0 at the Prudential Center.

With the 2–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals on 13 May, Lundqvist earned an NHL-record five-straight Game 7 wins.[19] On 29 May, he shutout the Montreal Canadiens 1–0 in Game 6 to help take the Rangers to 2014 Stanley Cup Finals against the Los Angeles Kings; Lundqvist also surpassed Mike Richter on the most post-season wins list (42) in the process.[20] The Rangers, however, would ultimately be defeated by the Kings 4–1. In Game 5, Alec Martinez scored in double overtime off a Kyle Clifford rebound to give the Kings their second Stanley Cup title in two years.

Lundqvist's performance in the 2014–15 season was also very good. However, in a game on January 31, 2015 against the Carolina Hurricanes, Lundqvist took a slapshot to his neck, and suffered a vascular injury. The injury caused him to miss a large portion of the season. Lundqvist returned on March 28th, in a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

International play[edit]

Lundqvist playing for the Swedish Hockey team at the Olympics.

Lundqvist is the all-time leader among goaltenders, and 11th overall of all players, in games played for the Swedish national junior's ice hockey team.[21]

At the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow, Lundqvist led Sweden to a fourth place finish in the tournament. After an upset 3–2 win over the hosting nation Russia in the quarter-finals, Sweden lost 0–1 against Czech Republic in the semi-finals, and 1–2 in over time against Canada in the bronze medal game.

Lundqvist debuted for the senior Swedish team on 10 November 2002, during the 2002 Karjala Tournament in Helsinki.[22]

Lundqvist was selected to the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships but was third string goaltender behind Tommy Salo and Mikael Tellqvist. The following year, at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, Lundqvist was the starting goaltender and he was selected to the tournament all-star team.

Lundqvist and Jörgen Jönsson were the only two Elitserien players selected to play for Sweden at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Lacking experience on the smaller ice surface, Lundqvist was again third string behind Salo and Tellqvist.

In the Euro Hockey Tour during the 2004–05 season, Lundqvist was named best goaltender in Karjala Tournament and Sweden Hockey Games by the directorate, as well as to the media all-star team in both tournaments. At the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria, Lundqvist played in all nine games during the tournament, where Sweden eventually lost the bronze medal game against Russia.[23]

Lundqvist's most memorable international performance came at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where he led Sweden to the gold medal over their arch rivals Finland. In six Olympic starts, Lundqvist went 5–1, allowing only 12 goals with a .907 save percentage. He currently holds the career record for most shutouts in best-on-best hockey, with four.[24]

Inline hockey[edit]

Lundqvist led team Sweden with spectacular goaltending to their first ever medal in inline hockey when they won Gold at the 2002 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships.[25][26]

Off the ice[edit]

In 2009, Lundqvist became the Rangers spokesman for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which works mostly with Madison Square Garden and its tenants to host charitable events and grant wishes to sick children, similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In this role, Lundqvist hosts events and record public service messages.[27] In order to benefit the charity, Lundqvist launched a clothing line, called the Crown Collection, on 19 January 2012. The items of the Crown Collection are available exclusively at retail outlets within the confines of Madison Square Garden.

In 2014, Lundqvist and his wife Therese founded the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation [28] a non-profit organization with a focus on health and education for children and families. HLF is an international grantmaking organization, with community partners in New York City, Sweden and the Dominican Republic. The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation hosted its inaugural fundraising event on September 15, 2014 at Refinery Rooftop. The evening included a silent auction, a Q&A session hosted by NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes & an acoustic performance by Henrik Lundqvist and bandmate John McEnroe.[29][30]

In 2004, Lundqvist was awarded "Best Dressed" in Sweden.[31] In April 2006, he was named one of People's World's 100 Most Beautiful People.[32] In December 2008, he was named one of Page Six magazine's Top 25 Best Dressed in 2008.[33]

In 2007, a video appeared on the website YouTube with a drunk man impersonating Lundqvist. Two major Swedish tabloids, Aftonbladet and Expressen, wrote about the event.[34][35] Aftonbladet later released a statement from a man claiming to have been the impersonator in the clip.[36]

Lundqvist used to play guitar in a Swedish rock band called Box Play.[37]

Lundqvist also has a restaurant called Tiny's located in Tribeca. He has worked on this project with former Rangers teammate Sean Avery (who owns his own restaurant in New York City called Warren 77) and some other business partners.[38]

Lundqvist has been married to Therese Andersson since the summer of 2011.[39]

On 10 July 2012, Lundqvist's wife gave birth to a daughter named Charlise Lundqvist in New York.

On 10 July 2013, Lundqvist hosted the two-hour talk show Sommar on Swedish public radio.[40]

On 20 March 2015, Lundqvist's wife gave birth to a daughter in New York.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T OTL SA MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2000–01 Frölunda HC SHL 4 823 11 0 1.46 .981
2001–02 Frölunda HC SHL 20 1,153 52 2 2.71 .900
2002–03 Frölunda HC SHL 28 1,651 40 6 1.45 .949
2003–04 Frölunda HC SHL 48 2,898 105 7 2.17 .927
2004–05 Frölunda HC SHL 44 30 6 3 2 2,641 79 6 1.79 .936
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 53 30 12 9 1,485 3,111 116 2 2.24 .922
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 70 37 22 8 1,927 4,108 160 5 2.34 .917
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 72 37 24 10 1,823 4,304 160 10 2.23 .912
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 70 38 25 7 2,007 4,153 168 4 2.43 .916
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 73 35 27 10 2,109 4,204 167 4 2.38 .921
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 68 36 27 5 1,965 4,007 152 11 2.28 .923
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 62 39 18 5 1,753 3,754 123 8 1.97 .930
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 43 24 16 3 1,190 2,575 88 2 2.05 .926
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 63 33 24 5 1,810 3,655 144 5 2.36 .920
NHL totals 574 309 195 62 16,069 33,873 1,278 50 2.26 .920
SHL totals 144 8,534 287 21 1.99

Post-season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1999–00 Frölunda HC SHL 5 4 1 300 7 2 1.40
2000–01 Frölunda HC SHL 3 2 1 182 5 0 1.62
2001–02 Frölunda HC SHL 8 8 0 490 18 2 2.21 .931
2002–03 Frölunda HC SHL 12 740 26 2 2.11 .921
2003–04 Frölunda HC SHL 10 610 20 0 1.97 .936
2004–05 Frölunda HC SHL 14 12 2 855 15 6 1.05 .961
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 3 177 13 0 4.41 .835
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 10 6 4 637 22 1 2.07 .924
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 10 5 5 608 26 1 2.57 .909
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 7 3 4 380 19 1 3.00 .908
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 4 346 13 0 2.25 .917
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 20 10 10 1251 38 3 1.82 .931
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 12 5 7 756 27 3 2.14 .934
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 25 13 11 1,516 54 1 2.14 .927
NHL totals 92 43 48 5,671 212 9 2.24 .922
SHL totals 44 2695 79 10 1.76

Records[edit]

Elitserien records[edit]

  • Goals against average (1.45) and save percentage (.948) of 2002–03
  • Goals against average (1.79) and save percentage (.936) of 2004–05

New York Rangers/NHL records[edit]

  • Only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of first seven seasons.[41]
  • Most shutouts by a goaltender in Madison Square Garden.
  • New York Rangers club record, games played, single season: 73 (2009–10).
  • The Rangers all-time leader in shutouts---regular-season and playoffs combined.[42]
  • Most wins (309) by a New York Rangers goaltender.
  • Most shutouts (50) by a New York Rangers goaltender.
  • Most Playoffs wins (43) by a New York Rangers goaltender.
  • Consecutive Game 7 wins (5).

Olympics records[edit]

  • Winter Olympics record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal: 172 minutes and 34 seconds (2006 to 2010).

Awards[edit]

Elitserien awards[edit]

Award Year(s) awarded
Junior Hockey Player of the Year 2002
Honken Trophy 2003, 2004, 2005
Guldhjälmen 2005
Guldpucken 2005

NHL/New York Rangers awards[edit]

Award Year(s) awarded
Vezina Trophy 2012
NHL First All-Star Team 2012
All-Star Game 2009, 2011, 2012
John Halligan Good Guy Award 2008
Victoria Cup - New York Rangers 2008
New York Rangers' MVP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award 2006
All-Rookie Team 2006

Nominations[edit]

Award Year(s) nominated
Vezina Trophy 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
Hart Memorial Trophy 2012
Ted Lindsay Award 2012

International[edit]

Award Year(s) awarded
WC Best Goaltender 2004
WC All-Star Team 2004

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Burstyn, David (2005-11-08). "NHL Jagr & Lundqvist Broadway Show". McKeen's Hockey. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Rangers Top 20 prospects". Hockey's Future. 2004-09-27. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Hockeystjärnan Henrik Lundqvist". Sveriges Television. 2011-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Biography". Henrik Lundqvist Promotions. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
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  7. ^ "Rangers' rookies play in shadows". newsobserver.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
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  9. ^ Spector, Jesse (2008-02-14). "Rangers announce Lundqvist signing (updated)". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
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  12. ^ Staple, Arthur. "Lundqvist, Staal teammates in All-Star Game". Newsday. Newsday. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
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  15. ^ Greenberg, Jay. "Rangers' Lundqvist works 'extra' hard for career milestone". New York Post. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  16. ^ Urtz Jr, Tom. "#LUNDSANITY Sweeps the Globe as New York Rangers Blank the Boston Bruins 3-0". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Newark Star Ledger section 5 pg 2. November 25, 2012". 
  18. ^ Henrik Lundqvist of New York Rangers signed to seven-year extension
  19. ^ NHL Public Relations (13 May 2014). "Henrik Lundqvist won his 5th consecutive Game 7, establishing a new NHL record for consecutive Gm. 7 wins". twitter.com. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  20. ^ Rosen, Dan (29 May 2014). "Montréal Canadiens at New York Rangers". NHL. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  21. ^ Feltenmark, Anders (2008-01-04). "De är historiska" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  22. ^ "Debutanter i Tre Kronor sedan 1937" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2007-12-13. p. 22. Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 679 Henrik Lundqvist Västra Frölunda HC 10/11 2002 Karjala Tournament, Helsingfors, Finland, Finland-Sverige 
  23. ^ "GOALKEEPERS IN TRE KRONOR 2004/2005" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2005-05-16. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  24. ^ "Top Level Hockey World Rankings – Players". EVCco. March 21, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Sweden Strikes Gold in 2002". In-Line Hockey Magazine. International Ice Hockey Federation. 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  26. ^ "2002 IIHF WORLD INLINE CHAMPIONSHIP" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2002-07-31. Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  27. ^ "Lundqvist new Garden of Dreams spokesman" (Press release). New York Rangers. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  28. ^ http://www.HLunqdvistfoundation.com
  29. ^ Smith, Stephanie (18 September 2014). "Henrik Lundqvist jams with John McEnroe". Page Six. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  30. ^ Daly, Jackie (16 September 2014). "Henrik Lundqvist Foundation Hosts Inaugural Fundraising Event on NYC Rooftop". Double G Sports. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  31. ^ Gormley, Chuck (2007-11-05). "Atlantic: Lundqvist front and center for Rangers' revival". nhl.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  32. ^ "People's World's Most Beautiful People". etonline.com. Retrieved 2006-05-28. 
  33. ^ NY Rangers Hottie Would Pose Nude People.com, 3 January 2009.
  34. ^ "Filmklipp sprids med full "Henrik Lundqvist" | NHL | Internationellt | Hockey | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  35. ^ Foto: F¯Ns Finn. "Vill stoppa "fyllefilm" - HockeyExpressen - Senaste nytt | HockeyExpressen - Elitserien, NHL och allsvenskan". Expressen.se. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  36. ^ "– Det är jag som är "Henke" | NHL | Internationellt | Hockey | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  37. ^ Hollander, Dave. "One On One With Henrik Lundqvist". New York Press. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  38. ^ Fleming, Kristen (November 7, 2010). "My New York: Henrik Lundqvist". New York Post. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  39. ^ Nyström, Magnus. "Henrik Lundqvist friade i ett hav av blommor". Expressen. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  40. ^ Henrik Lundqvist, Sommar i P1, Sveriges Radio.
  41. ^ "Biography". Henrik Lundqvist. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  42. ^ "Historic Shutout For Team MVP Lundqvist". Blueshirts United. 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Stefan Liv
Honken Trophy
2003, 2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Johan Holmqvist
Preceded by
Magnus Kahnberg
Guldhjälmen
2005
Succeeded by
Andreas Karlsson
Preceded by
Johan Davidsson
Guldpucken
2005
Succeeded by
Kenny Jönsson
Preceded by
Jed Ortmeyer
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award
2006
Succeeded by
Jed Ortmeyer
Preceded by
Tim Thomas
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
2012
Succeeded by
Sergei Bobrovsky