Rangers celebrate Lundqvists tenure with touching video montage


The Henrik Lundqvist era in New York City is over, and his now-former team helped his legion of fans say thanks for all he did.

The New York Rangers shared a highlight montage of their longtime goalie’s most memorable moments after they bought out the final year of his contract Wednesday.

Tweet from @NYRangers: For a legend. For representing the Rangers with class and dignity.For loving our city unconditionally. For saving the day, time and again. For giving it all – always.For 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 New York sports.For a lifetime of memories. For you, HEN-RIK. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/OQ4v7ClsZp

The video chronicled the Rangers all-time wins leader’s litany of accomplishments from 15 seasons in New York, including his first NHL win and most famous saves. 

It also noted his charitable work, which twice earned him the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, annually given by the Rangers to the player who goes above and beyond the call of duty. 

The Garden of Dreams Foundation, through which the Rangers do much of their charitable work, applauded Lundqvist’s efforts in the community during his tenure with the Rangers.

Tweet from @gardenofdreams: Thank you @HLundqvist30 for being a part of our mission since the beginning ��� the joy you���ve brought and the impact you���ve made on the lives of our young people will last forever. pic.twitter.com/QUAo3vt0TV

Roger Federer, the tennis star and friend of Lundqvist’s, also saluted him.

Tweet from @rogerfederer: Congratulations Henrik, King of NYC 👑 🙌 https://t.co/jJA6QHjoL6

Lundqvist thanked the Rangers organization and fans for their love and support throughout his tenure with several posts on social media.

“THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!,” Lundqvist posted to his Twitter and Instagram. “15 years ago, I played my first game for @NYRangers I came here with high hopes and big dreams but in my wildest imagination, I could never have pictured the amazing ride that lay ahead.

“Representing this organization has been the biggest source of pride and joy in my life. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, for the friendships and for all the great memories created wearing the red, white and blue. I will always cherish my time as a Ranger. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: (1/5)Thinking of all the great teammates I got to play with as a Ranger. So many good players, fun characters, great people that made the past 15 years such a blast. Thanks guys🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/sTLFOFKj4t

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: (2/5)No team at this level will ever function without a great support system from its staff. You guys make it work every day and I���ll miss all of you! 🙏🏻������An extra-big thank you to my mentor and coach for the past 15 years, Benoit Allaire.You made it fun every day! pic.twitter.com/TMyeP1jLBN

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: (3/5)Playing for a franchise with such passionate and committed fans makes all the work you put in worth it. Winning at @TheGarden always gave me so much energy, joy and satisfaction. Thank you for all your love and support, Ranger fans!I will NEVER forget you! ������ pic.twitter.com/OMAZhMi6DY

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: (4/5)This great city has now been my home for a long time. So much to love about this place. Sure, it���s not always perfect but pretty close;) I know we are facing some challenges as a city so let���s do what New Yorkers do best, come together and get back to where we want to be! pic.twitter.com/muPIOpcHXf

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: (4/5) Be kind, respectful and supportive of others. Like one of my good friends always says, ���good things happen to good people.��� In some ways, I feel like I grew up here and I will forever appreciate you, New York City! I���ll see you around! 😎

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: 5/5 They���ve watched me come home happy, they���ve watched me come home sad but they���ve always been there to support me, no matter what the result. Love you guys! Time to figure out what���s next… pic.twitter.com/IlmSdxeAG0

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