Henrik Lundqvist Retires From The NHL

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Henrik Lundqvist’s time in the NHL has officially come to an end.

After a decade and a half in the NHL, the legendary New York Rangers goalie has decided to hang up his skates after dealing with a heart issue since December 2020. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“For the last 30 years, I have devoted my life to the game of hockey…and now it’s time to walk away from the game I love and begin a new chapter,” Lundqvist wrote in part Friday morning.

You can read his entire retirement announcement below.

Damn, this is truly the end of an era, and there’s no other way to describe it. Lundqvist is one of the best goalies we’ve ever seen in the NHL, and he’s one of the best players to never win the Stanley Cup.

Despite a decade and a half in the NHL, he never was able to raise the Stanley Cup above his head.

Still, he was a dominant player and he left his mark on the league. He was brick wall for the Rangers and will forever be remembered as one of their greatest players ever.

Now, it’s time for Lundqvist to ride off into the sunset and enjoy retirement. He’s certainly earned it.