henrik lundqvist vezina trophy
On 20 June 2012, Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Henrik Lundqvist couldn’t pull his eyes away from the Vezina Trophy.
The New York Rangers goalie, sitting in a ballroom at the Wynn Hotel just minutes after being awarded the Vezina during Wednesday’s NHL Awards show, kept staring in wonder at the trophy as he discussed the accomplishment of winning it after three unsuccessful attempts earlier in his career.
The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League’s goaltender who is “adjudged to be the best at this position”. At the end of each season, the thirty-two NHL general managers vote to determine the winner.
Henrik Lundqvist is sixth on the career wins list, has the 12th most shutouts in NHL history and sports a career 2.43 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
Imagine if he was in the right place at the right time on draft day.
Lundqvist, who played all 15 of his NHL seasons with the New York Rangers, shared a funny story about what happened to him at the 2000 NHL draft on social media on Saturday, 22 years to the day of his selection.
Who is Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender.
He played his entire 15-season career with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Before winning the Vezina Trophy in 2012, he was nominated in each of his first three seasons, and is the only goaltender in NHL history to record eleven 30-win seasons in his first twelve seasons.
He holds the record for most wins by a European-born goaltender in the NHL. His dominating play during his rookie season resulted in the New York media and Rangers fans giving him the nickname “King Henrik”.
During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, he led the Swedish men’s team to their second Olympic gold medal.
Is Henrik Lundqvist a Hall of Famer?
In honour of Henrik Lundqvist’s jersey being retired by the New York Rangers we decided to take a look back at the top 10 saves from his illustrious career.
Did Lundqvist win a Stanley Cup?
While he never won a Stanley Cup, Lundqvist helped the Rangers advance to the playoffs 12 times, recording a 2.30 GAA and . 921 SV% in 130 games. The Rangers reached the Stanley Cup Final once in his career, losing in the 2014 series to the Los Angeles Kings.
How many NHL wins does Henrik Lundqvist have?
30. After 887 games, 459 wins and 64 shutouts, all as a member of the New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist aka “The King” has announced his retirement. He will go down as one of the best in its history
2000 NHL Draft
The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was the 38th NHL Entry Draft. It was held on June 24 and 25, 2000 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild.
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