Henrik Lundqvist retires from professional hockey
Some sad news, as Henrik Lundqvist announced he has retired from professional hockey today.
Henrik Lundqvist has announced his retirement from professional hockey at a press conference in Sweden. https://t.co/piagLzvamT
— SiriusXM NHL Network Radio (@SiriusXMNHL) August 20, 2021
Lundqvist spent his entire playing career with the NY Rangers before being bought out in 2020. He would sign with the Washington Capitals, but that was derailed by a heart condition that required open heart surgery. His health matters more than a measly hockey game. We are all relieved that he is healthy, but saddened that he could not play another NHL game. Here is what Lundqvist had to say:
— Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35) August 20, 2021
For those who want to reminisce, here are the tribute posts we penned here following his buyout:
- A Tribute to Henrik Lundqvist – The True King of New York
- Dear Henrik Lundqvist
- A True Generational Talent – A Tribute to Henrik Lundqvist
- Farewell to The King
- Thank You, Henrik Lundqvist
It is truly criminal that the Rangers could not win a Stanley Cup with Lundqvist here. They had two shots, but they should have had more. A true generational talent, Lundqvist revolutionized the goalie position and was an elite level goalie for the overwhelming majority of his career.