It’s 2020, so it’s about time we had some good news to share. Henrik Lundqvist will return to the Rangers after his playing career is over, per Johan Rylander. Lundqvist was bought out of his final year of his NY Rangers contract this Fall, and signed with the Washington Capitals for the coming season.
Lundqvist has another job lined up with the Rangers when he retires from his playing days. This is not surprising, as the Rangers are pretty good with their alumni, especially with long-time fan favorites. Adam Graves has been a Rangers ambassador for years now, and Lundqvist is equally beloved.
There’s also a chance Lundqvist takes over the goalie coach role when Benoit Allaire eventually retires. Allaire is the goalie whisperer, so perhaps there will be a transition period as Allaire teaches Hank how to teach others. There would be something poetic about Lundqvist returning and winning a Stanley Cup in New York.
It’s good news, that Henrik Lundqvist will return to the Rangers once his playing career is over. It shows there is no bad blood between him and the organization following the buyout. It looks like he was kept informed throughout the process, and this was clearly a discussion point.