The New York Rangers are set to announce a contract extension for their star goaltender. Henrik Lundqvist was set to become a UFA. With this extension Lundqvist will be a Ranger for the next seven years. The price tag for keeping one of the NHL’s top goaltenders has been reported to be $8.5 million a season.
Information on Lundqvist via NHL.com
- He is in the final year of a six-year $41.25 million deal.
- Drafted in the 7th round in 2000
- Career regular season numbers: GAA 2.26 SV% .920
- NHL All-Rookie Team (2006)
- NHL First All-Star Team (2012)
- Vezina Trophy (2012)
- NHL Second All-Star Team (2013)
- Played in the NHL All-Star game (2009, 2011, 2012)
- Is the only NHL goalie with an active streak of eight straight 20-win seasons
- Has held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine of his last 13 games since returning from injury on Oct. 28
This contract extension will keep the Rangers in the NHL Playoff conversation for years to come. With Lundqvist in net the Rangers have a chance to win almost every night. That will make some teams a little upset, but if you are a Rangers fan you have a lot to be happy for today.
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