The accolades keep coming in for Nils Lundkvist, as he has won the Salming Trophy for the 2021 season. The Salming Trophy is awarded annually to the best Swedish-born SHL defenseman, and is selected by Borje Salming. He put up a line of 14-18-32 in 52 games while playing over 22 minutes a night on a regular basis.
Lundkvist is expected to join the Rangers next season, as he is not eligible to come over until his SHL season ends. He will compete for a roster spot, and quite possibly has the inside track to the 3RD spot in camp. That is, of course, if he isn’t traded this offseason.