Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He is the only goaltender in the NHL history to record 11 30-win seasons in a total of his initial 12 seasons.
Who is Henrik Lundqvist?
Ice hockey goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was born on 2nd March 1982 with his identical twin brother Joel, in Are, Jamtland, Sweden.
He is one of the three children to Peter Lundqvist and Eva Johansson. He has an elder sister Gabriella Lundqvist.
How old is Henrik Lundqvist?
Henrik Lundqvist has reached the age of 37, as of 2019. Swedish native, Lundqvist belongs to the white ethnic background with the birth sign Pieces.
Henrik Lundqvist's Professional Career
He began his career with Frolunda HC in 2000 and made his debut in the season opener on 21st September 2004. His turning point came in 2001, playing World's Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow with a fourth-place finish in the tournament. He has won two titles, in 2003 and 2005.
He signed with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League in 2005 with a two-year contract after his success from Frolunda HC. His debut match was on 8th October 2005; he soon struck 30 wins to break the New York Rangers' franchise record wins by newcomer goaltender.
Lundqvist signed a one-year contract extension with the Rangers in 2007 for $4.25 million. Later, on 13 February 2008, he signed a six-year extension contract for $41.25 million with the Rangers, averaging $6.875 million per season.
Because of his skills, he again signed a contract for seven years for $59.5 million with an average annual cap hit of $8.5 million.
Henrik Lundqvist Personal Life & Relationship History
Henrik Lundqvist is married to Therese Andersson; they first met at Frolunda HC in Swedish Elitserien. After 12 years of affair, they got engaged in December 2010 and tied the knot in the summer of 2011.
The couple had their first daughter Charlise Lundqvist on 10th July 2010 and second child Juli Lundqvist on 20th March 2015.
Henrik and Therese marriage relation is going strong, and they live happily with their two children in New York.
Henrik Lundqvist's Net worth
Henrik Lundqvist's net worth as of 2019 is estimated to be $35 million. He earned his net worth by working in a various television commercial, but his major source of income is his Ice hockey career with New York Rangers.
Talking of his salary, he is regarded as the highest paid goaltender in New York Rangers with around US$41.25 million in 2008. Likewise, he had seven years contract extension worth $59.5 million with an average annual cap hit of $8.5 million in 2013.
Salary Break Down at New York Rangers
|2014 (Signing Bonus, Salary & contract)||$7,05,00,000|
|2016 (Salary & Sale of Asset)||$9,99,00,000|
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