When a major athlete retires from a major North American sports league, we always pay attention. As such, the retirement of Henrik Lundqvist is major to us, and worth a dissection of the Swedish legend’s career.
From Sweden, Lundqvist was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2000, which would be the only NHL team he ever played for.
On Broadway, Lundqvist amasses a record of 459-310-96 and a 2.43 GAA and won the Vezina in 2012 with a GAA of 2.43. In addition to his Vezina, from 2006 to 2014, he finished in the top six for that hardware, and was a First Team All-Star in 2012 and Second Team All-Star in 2013. He also twice led the NHL in Goalie Point Shares.
Internationally, Lundqvist owns an Olympic Gold Medal (2008), Silver Medal (2014), World Hockey Championship Gold Medal (2017), Silver Medal (2003 & 2004), and World Cup of Hockey Bronze Medal (2016).
Lundqvist, who last played in the 2019-20 season, following have to sit out the last year due to a heart condition, is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2023.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish Henrik Lundqvist the best in his post-playing career.