Mr. Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. Henrik Lundqvist began his professional hockey career in the United States after being born in Are, Sweden, in 1982. The New York Rangers selected him with the 205th overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft in 2000. He spent four seasons with the Rangers. He made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers on October 8, 2005, in a game against the New Jersey Devils.
He has appeared in every game of his NHL career with the Rangers, including the playoffs, as of the autumn of 2014. After being nominated in 2006, 2007, and 2008, he received his first Vezina Trophy in 2012. In 2013, he was nominated again, but this time he won the prize for the first time. Lundqvist has played in three NHL All-Star Games (2009, 2011, and 2012), as well as winning the Victoria Cup and the John Halligan Good Guy Award as a player.
He now has the most victories by a goalkeeper of European heritage in the NHL. Members of the New York press and Rangers fans have dubbed him “King Henrik” in honour of his strong performance during his rookie season. Under his supervision, the Swedish men’s hockey team won their second Olympic gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Lundqvist played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien. He became the league’s top goalkeeper during his tenure in Sweden, winning the Honken Trophy three times in a row in 2003, 2004, and 2005, among other awards. In 2005, he got the Guldpucken (Golden Puck) and the Guldhjälmen (Golden Helmet), two of the most prestigious awards in Swedish ice hockey.
Henrik “Hank” Lundqvist represented Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and won a gold medal. Among his other achievements, he won gold medals at the 2002 Men’s World Inline Hockey Championships, the 2004–05 Elitserien season, and the 2002–03 Elitserien season. His achievement at the 2004 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic, earned him a silver medal in the sport.
He was given a silver medal for his efforts at the 2003 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships in Turku, Tampere, and Helsinki, Finland. Hank Lundqvist was drafted into the NHL in the second round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
Hank Lundqvist was born in the Swedish town of rein 1982. He makes a living as a professional ice hockey player. His wife is Therese Anderson, whom he has been married to since 2011. The couple welcomed their first child, Charlise, into the world in July 2012.
He was named the Rangers’ Most Valuable Player seven times between 2007 and 2013. He holds a number of records, including the most shutouts by a goaltender in Madison Square Garden (which he retains). Among other honors, he owns the Rangers’ records for most wins by a goaltender, most shutouts by a goaltender, and most postseason victories by a goaltender. Lundqvist is a member of the Swedish national team and has won several gold medals in medical competitions, including one at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Lundqvist and Sweden won silver in the men’s hockey competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Off the ice, Henrik Lundqvist, dubbed “King Henrik,” is a busy man. He was included to “People” magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most attractive people in 2006, and he used to play guitar in the Swedish band Box Play. Lundqvist and his wife, Therese, are the proud parents of a daughter.