NY Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers have come to terms on a new 7 year contract extension worth a total of $59.5 million. His annual cap hit will be $8.5 million, $1.5 million more than the next highest.
Henrik has been one of the league’s best goaltenders since his first season in 2005-06. He back-stopped the blueshirts to the eastern conference finals in 2011-12 while winning the Vezina Trophy the same year. Lundqvist has 284 wins in his career, making him the second winningest goalie in Rangers history behind Mike Richter.
“During the summer I probably thought about it every day,” Lundqvist said. “Going into training camp it was definitely there. I wanted to get it done, but then when it didn’t happen for a couple of days it was on my mind but then I let it go. It hasn’t been a factor for me the last month or so. I put it behind me and focused on my game. You always want to find reasons for why you’re not playing at the top of your game. I’m not going to bring this into that. Of course it feels good now to have it in place and move forward.
The Rangers will be in action Thursday night at Buffalo.