Henrik Lundqvist’s Career Highlights

On March 2, Henrik Lundqvist celebrated his 34th birthday by being named to Team Sweden’s initial roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. It was the latest achievement in a remarkable career for Lundqvist:

  • On Feb. 26, 2016, Lundqvist recorded his 30th victory of the season, joining Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy as the only goalies in NHL history to have at least 30 wins in 10 different seasons.
  • On the same night, Lundqvist broke Mike Richter’s record for most career saves (17,378) by a goalie in a Rangers uniform.
  • Hank earned his 6th Game 7 win vs. the Capitals on May 13, 2015, tying Brodeur and Roy for the most Game 7 wins in NHL history.
  • On May 4, 2015 he became the first Ranger (skater or goaltender) to appear in 100 playoff games with the franchise.
  • In Game 6 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, Lundqvist shut out the Canadiens to send the Rangers back to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.

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  • On Mar. 18, 2014, Lundqvist won his 302nd career game, passing Mike Richter as the all-time wins leader in Rangers history.
  • On Mar. 9, 2014, Hank won his 300th career game and recorded his 49th career shutout, tying Eddie Giacomin for the franchise record.
  • Lundqvist secured his long-term future with the Rangers, signing a seven-year extension on Dec. 4, 2013.
  • He was the winner in the Rangers’ first outdoor game, as the Blueshirts beat the Flyers, 3-2, in The Winter Classic on Jan. 2, 2012. BOX SCORE
  • Lundqvist is the all-time leader in shootout victories for a goalie.
  • The King finally won the Vezina Trophy in the 2011-12 season after being a finalist in four previous seasons.

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  • He earned his 200th win career win on February 17, 2011 in 4-3 Rangers’ shootout win over the Kings.
  • Hank holds the all-time Olympic record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal (173 minutes, 34 seconds).
  • Lundqvist played in a franchise record 73 games during the 2009-10 season.
  • He is the only goalie in NHL history to record 30 wins in his first seven years.
  • Lundqvist was named to his first NHL All-Star Team on Jan. 8, 2009. He is a three-time All-Star, making the team in 2011 and 2012.

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  • He became the first Rangers goalie since Giacomin in 1967 to record nine shutouts in a season after a 1-0 shootout win against the Bruins on Mar. 9, 2008.  BOX SCORE
  • Lundqvist won his first playoff game on Apr. 12, 2007, after the Rangers beat the Thrashers in Game 1 of their 2007 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. He made 21 saves in a Blueshirts’ 4-3 win.  BOX SCORE
  • He faced off against his twin brother Joel on Dec. 12, 2006 when the Rangers travelled to Dallas to battle the Stars. It marked the first time in NHL history an NHL goalie played against his twin brother.

  • He also named the NHL’s All-Rookie Team and won the 2005-06 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award for the Rangers.
  • Lundqvist earned a spot as one of the finalists for the 2006 Vezina Trophy, awarded by the NHL to the league’s best goaltender.
  • He finished the 2005-06 NHL season with a record of 30-12-9, setting a new Rangers franchise record for wins by a rookie goalie. His final win of the campaign came on Mar. 29, 2006, stopping 18 shots in a 5-1 win over the Islanders. BOX SCORE
  • On Feb. 26, 2006, Lundqvist backstopped Sweden to a gold medal, as he made 25 saves in a 3-2 win for the Swedes against Finland.  BOX SCORE

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  • Lundqvist recorded his first career shutout on Oct. 17, 2005 against the Panthers in a 4-0 win. He became the first Rangers rookie goalie to post a shutout since John Vanbiesbrouck in 1985. BOX SCORE
  • The Swede’s first NHL victory came on Oct. 13, 2005 against the Devils at The Garden, stopping 20 shots in a 4-1 win. BOX SCORE
  • Lundqvist made his NHL debut on Oct. 8, 2005 against the Devils and stopped 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss.  BOX SCORE
  • Henrik Lundqvist was selected in the seventh round, 205th overall, by the Rangers in the 2000 NHL Draft on June 25, 2000. Lundqvist and former Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro were the only goalies to make an All-Star team from that Draft.

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