By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday morning. He spent the last 15-seasons with the Rangers.
Lundqvist had one year left on his contract that was slated to pay him $5.5 million for the 2020-21 season. This was apart of a seven-year, $59.5 million that he signed in December 2013.
The 38-year-old is now a free agent. He can sign with whoever he would like.
However, at his age, it would not be surprising if he retires.
“Few players have been as important to the Rangers franchise as Henrik Lundqvist, and we are incredibly grateful for all he has done for our organization,” MSG Sports Executive Chairman James L. Dolan said. “Over his 15-year tenure, he not only established himself as one of the best goaltenders to ever play the game, he has also been one of hockey’s fiercest competitors and most effective ambassadors. He will always be a part of the Rangers family.”
In his career, he appeared in 887 games. He went 459-310-96 record with a 2.43 Goals Against Average, and a .918 Save Percentage.
Lundqvist also had 64 shutouts in his illustrious career.
“We would like to thank Henrik for his immeasurable contributions to the New York Rangers,” Rangers President and Alternate Governor John Davidson said. “From the time I met Henrik when he first came to New York in 2005, he has been the consummate professional. His tireless work ethic, passion for the game, and love of the Rangers and New York City enabled him to become one of the greatest goaltenders in hockey and one of the best players in the history of our franchise. We all wish Henrik and his family the best going forward.”