Lundqvist has contract equipped out by Rangers

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Lundqvist has contract equipped out by Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist had the final season of his seven-twelve months contract equipped out by the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

The 38-twelve months-ragged goalie agreed to the $59.5 million contract extension ($8.5 million common annual imprint) with the Rangers on Dec. 4, 2013.

Lundqvist is 459-310-96 with a 2.43 desires-in opposition to common, .918 build proportion and 64 shutouts in 887 NHL video games, all with New York, and 61-67 with a 2.30 GAA, .921 build proportion and 10 shutouts within the postseason.

“THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!,” Lundqvist posted on social media. “15 years ago, I performed my first recreation for @NYRangers I came here with high hopes and big desires however in my wildest imagination, I would possibly possibly per chance possibly additionally never include pictured the incredible roam that lay forward.

“Representing this organization has been the principle provide of enjoyment and joy in my lifestyles. I’m so grateful for the chance, for the friendships and for all of the mountainous memories created wearing the crimson, white and blue. I’ll always tackle my time as a Ranger. From the backside of my heart, thank you!”

Lundqvist, who can imprint with any team when the free agent length begins Oct. 9, is sixth in NHL historical previous in wins, seventh in saves (23,509), eighth in video games (887), ninth in starts (871), ninth in time on ice (51,816: 19) and 16th in shutouts. He performed his entire NHL profession with the shootout and with out tie video games.

In NHL postseason historical previous, Lundqvist is seventh in saves (3,567), seventh in starts (130), eighth in time on ice (7,935: 25), 10th in video games (130), tied for 11th in shutouts and tied for 14th in wins.

He is the Rangers chief in wins, shutouts, video games, starts, saves, time on ice and parts by a goalie (27, all assists). He is New York’s postseason chief in wins, shutouts, video games, starts (130), saves (3,567) and time on ice.

“We would favor to thank Henrik for his immeasurable contributions to the New York Rangers,” Rangers president John Davidson said. “From the time I met Henrik when he first came to New York in 2005, he has been the consummate loyal. His tireless work ethic, passion for the game, and like of the Rangers and New York Metropolis enabled him to become one among the excellent goaltenders in hockey and one among the excellent avid gamers within the historical previous of our franchise. All of us desire Henrik and his family the excellent going forward.”

Lundqvist’s playing time diminished this season with the emergence of rookie Igor Shesterkin, who modified into as soon as recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Jan. 6.

Lundqvist started four of New York’s final 29 video games before the season modified into as soon as paused March 12 attributable to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Shesterkin started 12 video games, going 10-2-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .932 build proportion, and uncared for six video games with a rib break. Alexandar Georgiev started 13 of the final 29 video games, going 7-5-1 with a 2.87 GAA and .910 build proportion.

Lundqvist performed the season with the fewest video games (30), starts (26) and wins (10) of his NHL profession. He went 10-12-3 with a 3.16 GAA, .905 build proportion and one shutout.

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!15 years ago, I performed my first recreation for @NYRangers I came here with high hopes and big desires however in my wildest imagination, I would possibly possibly per chance possibly additionally never include pictured the incredible roam that lay forward.. pic.twitter.com/uo0HJMZnCj

He started and misplaced the Rangers’ first two video games in opposition to the Carolina Hurricanes within the Stanley Cup Qualifiers because Shesterkin modified into as soon as unfit to play. Shesterkin returned for Sport 3 with Lundqvist as his backup in what modified into as soon as his final recreation with the Rangers. Carolina won 4-1 on Aug. 4, finishing a three-recreation sweep.

Lundqvist helped the Rangers attain the Stanley Cup Final in 2014, when he went 13-11 with a 2.14 GAA, a .927 build proportion and one shutout within the Stanley Cup Playoffs. New York misplaced the Cup Final to the Los Angeles Kings in 5 video games.

The Rangers went to the Eastern Convention Final in 2012 and 2015 with Lundqvist. They made the playoffs in 11 of his first 12 seasons and won a minimum of 1 round seven times.

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“Few avid gamers had been as vital to the Rangers franchise as Henrik Lundqvist, and we are incredibly grateful for all he has performed for our organization,” executive chairman, MSG Sports activities James Dolan said. “Over his 15-twelve months tenure, he no longer handiest established himself as one among the excellent goaltenders to ever play the game, he has additionally been one among hockey’s fiercest opponents and simplest ambassadors. He’ll always be a part of the Rangers family.”

Lundqvist is the excellent goalie in NHL historical previous to begin his profession with seven consecutive 30-regain seasons (2005-12). In his eighth season, 2012-13, there modified into as soon as a reduced 48-recreation agenda, and he had 24 wins in 43 video games (all starts). He had a minimum of 30 wins every of the next four seasons, giving him 11 seasons with a minimum of that many wins, ranking third in NHL historical previous within the serve of Martin Brodeur (14) and Patrick Roy (13).

New York chosen Lundqvist within the seventh round (No. 205) of the 2000 NHL Draft. He performed for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League before coming to the NHL.

Internationally, Lundqvist won a gold medal with Sweden at the 2006 Torino Olympics and a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He additionally helped Sweden regain the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

NHL.com senior author Dan Rosen contributed to this document