Nils Lundkvist wins Salming Trophy for best SHL Swedish-born defenseman
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.
#NYR prospect Nils Lundkvist has been named the winner of the Salming Trophy in 2020-21, which is given annually to the best Swedish-born defenseman in the SHL, as selected by Hockey Hall of Famer Borje Salming.
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) April 6, 2021
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.