Henrik Lundqvist

Swedish ice hockey goaltender

Henrik Lundqvist (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛnrɪk ˈlɵndkvɪst]; born 2 March 1982, in Åre, Sweden) is a former Swedish ice hockey goaltender who played his entire career with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy three times. He finished third all three times. His play during his first season resulted in the New York media and Rangers fans giving him the nickname "King Henrik".[1] During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, he played on the Swedish team when they won their second Olympic Gold Medal.

Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers.jpg
Lundqvist in October 2014
Born (1982-03-02) 2 March 1982 (age 41)
Åre, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Frölunda HC (SEL)
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2000
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–2020
Henrik Lundqvist


  1. "'King Henrik' keys Rangers' revival". msnbc.com. 2006-01-29. Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2008-03-12.