Henrik Lundqvist

Swedish ice hockey goaltender

Henrik Lundqvist (born 2 March 1982) is an Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for a total of 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played his entire NHL career for the New York Rangers. He was nicknamed "King Henrik".[1] He also played for Team Sweden and won a gold medal with them at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, as well as a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Henrik Lundqvist
Lundqvist with the New York Rangers in October 2014
Born (1982-03-02) March 2, 1982 (age 42)
Åre, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for NHL:
New York Rangers
Frölunda HC
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2000
New York Rangers
Playing career 2000–2020



On October 9, 2020, Lundqvist signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals.[2] However, he never played a game for them. He had to miss the whole 2020-2021 season because of an irregular heartbeat.[3] In January 2021, Lundqvist announced that he was undergoing open-heart surgery.[4]

On December 14, 2021, Lundqvist announced his retirement from playing professional ice hockey.[5] On January 28, 2022, the Rangers retired Lundqvist's jersey number #30.[6]


  1. "Henrik Lundqvist was the King for a Reason". The Hockey News. Retrieved June 4, 2023.
  2. "Henrik Lundqvist signs one-year deal with Washington Capitals". Washington Post. Retrieved June 4, 2023.
  3. "Henrik Lundqvist to miss next NHL season due to heart condition". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  4. "Henrik Lundqvist shares update on heart surgery, along with adorable drawing made by his 5-year-old daughter". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  5. "Lundqvist retires from NHL after 15 seasons with Rangers". NHL. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  6. "'The King' is Back: Hockey world honours Lundqvist on jersey retirement night". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 2, 2023.

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