BIOGRAPHY

Henrik Lundqvist, born 2 March 1982, is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Before winning the Vezina Trophy in 2012, he was nominated in each of his first three seasons, and is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of his first seven seasons. His dominating play during his rookie season resulted in the New York media and Rangers fans giving him the nickname “King Henrik”. During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, he led the Swedish men’s team to their second Olympic gold medal.

Before joining the Rangers, Lundqvist played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien. During his years in Sweden, he developed into the league’s finest goaltender, winning the Honken Trophy three consecutive seasons; 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005 he also won two of the most prestigious awards in Swedish ice hockey, the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet.

Lundqvist is considered a butterfly style goalie, though unorthodox because of the aggressive way he performs the butterfly. He is best known for his sensational quickness, athleticism and strong positional play.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Swedish Junior Champ | 1999 , 2000
Junior Hockey Player of the Year | 2002
Swedish Champ | 2003, 2005
World Championship Silver Medal |2003, 2004
Honken Trophy  | 2003, 2004, 2005
Guld hjälmen  | 2005
Guldpucken  | 2005
NHL Rookie All-star Team | 2006
Olympic Champion | 2006
Olympic Runner-Up | 2014
World Champion Inline Hockey  | 2006
Nominated for Vezina Trophy | 2006, 2007, 2008
Vezina Trophy Winner 2012
Finalist for NHL Foundation Player Award | 2015
Finalist for ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year | 2015
20th victory of the season, making him the first NHL goaltender to start his career with 11 straight 20 win seasons | 2016
Recorded his 60th shutout in a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Blues | 2016
Recorded his 390th career win game against Colorado Avalanche. In doing so, he surpassed Hall of Fame goaltender Dominik Hašek to become the all-time wins leader among European-born goaltenders | 2016
NY Rangers MVP | 2016
World Cup of Hockey – Bronze | 2016
Recorded his 400th win in a game against Colorado Avalanche. Becoming the 12th player in league history to have 400 wins. First European-born goaltender to reach the mark, the first in Rangers history to do so, and the quickest in NHL history to do so | 2017
Ice Hockey World Championship (In Cologne/Paris) – Gold | 2017
All-star game | 2018
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award | 2018
Earned his 20th win of the 2017-2018 season and became the only goaltender in NHL history to win at least 20 games in 13 consecutive season | 2018