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.

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.

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  • Congrats to the kid, and I hope that he has a stellar career with the broadway blueliners!

  • That’s going to turn out to be one hell of a good draft class for the Rangers, potentially hitting on all 3 1st round picks … then add drafting Joey Keane and trading him for Gauthier.

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