By John Cascio Jr
Any speculation of Henrik Lundqvist being on a different team come the 2014-2015 season is no longer a topic of conversation. On Wednesday the Rangers announced that the King had agreed to a seven year, 59.5 million dollar contract, a contract that in essence will guarantee that Lundqvist will remain in New York for the remainder of his career.
Signing Lundqvist to a long term deal is really a no brainer as he’s been the Rangers MVP for seven of eight years with the organization, a Vezina winner and five time finalist. The 8.5 million a year he will be making puts him atop the board as far as goaltender pay goes, roughly one million more per year than the next highest paid netminder, Tuuka Rask.
In the video released by the team, Henrik emotionally thanks the Rangers organization as well as the fans. Each and every New York Rangers fan will be in agreement that we thank him as well for being a class act and a very reputable face of our beloved hockey club. The Rangers can focus on getting wins, securing a spot in the playoffs and making a run for the Stanley Cup, Henrik’s main goal while in New York.