The Swedish goaltender is one of the most accomplished netminders of his generation, with 459 wins, along with the Vezina Trophy (2012) and Olympic gold (2006).
Here’s some of the best reaction to Lundqvist’s retirement announcement.
All Hail The King
Congratulations on an incredible career, Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35)!
â€” NHL (@NHL) August 20, 2021
Henrik Lundqvist has announced his retirement from hockey during a press conference back home in Sweden. https://t.co/yBGFc06kHp
â€” Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 20, 2021
â€œFor the last 30 years, I have devoted my life to the game of hockey … and now itâ€™s time to walk away from the game I love and begin a new chapter.â€
â€” The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 20, 2021
Henrik Lundqvist in January of 2020:
“I will always feel like a Ranger.” pic.twitter.com/DEbETN5Csw
â€” Rangers Videos (@SNYRangers) August 20, 2021
Amazing career for Henrik Lundqvist, and he retires only playing with one team in the Rangers. This one hurts today.
â€” Dan Colucci (@coluccid2) August 20, 2021
Thankful to have been in the right place at the right time to cover Henrik Lundqvist’s best years as a Ranger. He was a generational talent at his position, playing at an incredible standard. NYR fans loved him and he gave his all for them. #30 banner raising will be special! pic.twitter.com/m3HhOQPojL
â€” Sean Hartnett (@SeanLikesSports) August 20, 2021
Congrats on an incredible career! I always remember getting a little extra amped up when I knew you were in the crease at the other end! https://t.co/5k6ghIYGqj
â€” Strombone (@strombone1) August 20, 2021