It’s time.

For the last 30 years, I have devoted my life to the game of hockey…and now it’s time to walk away from the game I love and begin a new chapter. The future excites me. I’ve met so many amazing people over the years that will help to guide and inspire me in my new journey.

There are many things I love about this game: From the excitement I felt as an 8-year old at my first practice to the 15 years of butterflies I had every time I took the ice in the greatest city in the world. I’m extremely grateful for what hockey has brought me and taught me in life. These lessons will never leave me.

Thank you to all the coaches and players that helped me throughout my career.

Thank you to Swedish hockey! From growing up and playing in Sweden to ultimately representing my country on the world stage – These are some of my proudest moments.

Thank you to the New York Rangers and New York City. I’m a born Swede but I’ll always feel like a New Yorker thanks to you.

Thank you to the NHL. This league was everything I dreamed of and more.

Lastly, thank you to the game of hockey and its fans! You gave my life purpose and I have loved every single minute of it!

Thank you all!

Henrik Lundqvist