henrik lundqvist
Feb 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) waves to the fans after defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 at Madison Square Garden. The win was Lundqvist's 400th NHL win. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Some sad news, as Henrik Lundqvist announced he has retired from professional hockey today.

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:

For those who want to reminisce, here are the tribute posts we penned here following his buyout:

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.