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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Henrik Lundqvist Reveals his Favorite Candy in Puck Personality Video


Watch an Interview of Henrik Lundqvist After his 1st NHL Win



Here's video of Henrik being named the first star of the game after his very first shootout win:

Watch Lazlo Holmes Interview Henrik Lundqvist


Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Never Before Seen Photo & Interview of 18-year-old Henrik Lundqvist


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Henrik Lundqvist Reveals his Welcome to the NHL Moment


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

See Henrik Lundqvist's New Pads (2019-2020 Season)


From Henrik's Instagram stories....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

See Henrik Lundqvist's New Mask (2019-2020 Season)


From DaveArt:

Today we have the pleasure to unleash the new Rangers mask for my friend Henrik Lundqvist👑🗽. We have been working together for 22 years, and this design is inspired from one of the very first Frölunda masks we did together back in the 90’s...💪🏻 It is always so fun and exciting to brainstorm and evolve design ideas with Henrik. This design has lots of white, and insane detail work in every angle, just love it as the total paint nerd I am...🤓 Thank you Henrik! 🙏🏻😊

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Henrik Lundqvist ESPN Interview


At 37, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist enters his 15th NHL season. He's still known as one of the most dapper and recognizable players in the league -- not to mention a goalie you'd want in net for a Game 7. But last season was hard for Lundqvist. After years of competing for championships, the Rangers entered a rebuild that saw many mainstays traded away. Lundqvist is one of three players remaining from a team that made the Stanley Cup Final in 2015.

But Lundqvist, who has two years remaining on his contract, wanted to stick it out. He refused to waive his no-movement clause and waited out the storm. Things turned quickly. After a splashy summer -- in addition to No. 2 draft pick Kaapo Kakko, the Rangers acquired top defenseman Jacob Trouba and signed star right winger Artemi Panarin -- the Rangers are relevant again. The team might just be competitive before Lundqvist's personal window closes

In an interview with ESPN, Lundqvist opened up about how hard last season was, workload management, his support of the Swedish women's hockey team, being known as "the shampoo guy" and why he just can't quit cheeseburgers.

ESPN: A Swedish friend told me that, in Sweden, you're known just as much as "the shampoo guy" as "the hockey guy." Is that true?

Henrik Lundqvist: That's what happens when you work with Head & Shoulders for eight years.

ESPN: So those commercials must just run all the time?

Lundqvist: They do. It's been a fun relationship. They let me be part of the creative side. For years, we've been having a lot of fun with it. But it happens, people stop and say I'm the shampoo guy.

ESPN: On a scale of 1-10 -- one being nobody recognizes you at all, 10 being you are swarmed the second you step outside -- how anonymous do you think you can be in public? What is the number when you're back home in Sweden?

Lundqvist: That's hard. It all depends on where you are in the city and what time it is. There are definitely moments where it's a little hectic, but there are also days when it's very relaxed. So it's hard. I'm going to say 5.

ESPN: What about New York City?

Lundqvist: Same, but it's less than Sweden for sure. I'm going to say a 3.

ESPN: That sounds nice.

Lundqvist: It is nice. That's why I love New York. You blend in pretty good, and you can live a pretty relaxing life. There are definitely moments and days where it's more intense and there's more focus, but there are also moments where you feel like you can live a pretty average and normal life. And that mix is great.

ESPN: I'm somewhat familiar with the Swedish women's hockey team boycott over their federation, and I understand you voiced your support for the women. For anyone who is unaware of what's going on, could you explain why they're boycotting?

Lundqvist: They had a list of many things that they feel like needed to improve. One of them was they wanted the federation to cover for lost income. A lot of these women, they have regular jobs, and then when they play for the national team, they lose some income. So what they want is for the federation to cover that. To me, I think that's something that needs to happen. To play for the national team should be the proudest thing you can do as a hockey player. It's really hard when you have to sacrifice that much to go and play. At the same time, I understand the federation doesn't have a lot of money. But I'm happy that they're starting this conversation because maybe they can just look at the budget and see how they prioritize money and see if they can move things around to make sure they can help women feel really good about going to these tournaments and playing for Team Sweden. And not feeling like they're putting themselves in a tough spot.

ESPN: Why did you feel it was important to speak out on it?

Lundqvist: Well, to be honest, I was walking off practice and a reporter came up to me and asked about it. I had been reading a little bit about what was going on. I just [thought about how] I feel when it comes to playing for my country, and how proud you are when you go there. It has nothing to do with making money or fame or fortune. It's about that proud feeling, representing your country, your people. I just want to make sure they don't end up in a tough spot by not getting covered the right way. That's what I felt. I really just tried to understand it from my point of view, then I understand we have very different circumstances when it comes to women's hockey players and men's hockey players. So sometimes it's hard to really understand their situation. I do know the feeling of playing for my country -- how it feels and how it should feel.

ESPN: At the end of last season, you told reporters it was a "draining season" for you. Was that more mental or physical?

Lundqvist: That was probably one of the toughest seasons I had played mentally. To go through what we went through [with] the rebuild. First half I felt really good, super excited. I played at a level I felt like I was making a difference. The second half was a lot tougher. There were a lot of things going on, a lot of guys left. Obviously, we were in a position where we were looking to the future, to the draft. It was a tough couple months there. But you learn a lot about yourself and how you react to certain things. That also makes me feel really excited about now, and what happened this summer with the draft and the signings we made and free agency. I feel like the Rangers took a couple big steps in the right direction.

ESPN: You said you learned about how you reacted to things. Now looking back, do you have any regrets? Anything you wish you had handled a little bit differently?

Lundqvist: No, I don't have any regrets. It was harder than I expected it to be, to go through this whole process. If you count the four or five years in Sweden to last year, which was 14 years [in the NHL], so 18 or 19 years where the focus has been to win and to be in the mix. And suddenly it's about improving and the future, and just your whole mindset and the feeling you have changes. It was a new experience. I had never experienced that before. You learn from it. In the end, I play this game to win games. You want to win as much as possible, that's why I'm super excited to go into camp because I feel like we've made some really strong additions here. I don't exactly know where we will stand or how good we will be, but I feel like we are moving in the right direction, and that alone is exciting.

ESPN: Artemi Panarin was the big splash. He's the guy everybody wanted, and you guys landed him. What was your reaction when he signed?

Lundqvist: It was a good feeling for sure. The fact that he picked us, the fact that he wants to come here and be a big part of the Rangers. I think he'll be a great fit. I had an opportunity to skate with him now for a week or so. Super skilled guy. Very good hockey player. I haven't really gotten to know him yet, just a little bit, but seems like a great guy. I think that's important when you're such a big piece of the team and to help all the young guys, too. We have a few Russian players on the team. I think he'll play a big part off the ice as well.

ESPN: One of the big trends in the NHL is goalie workload management. You've played 60 or more games in eight seasons, which now feels pretty crazy.

Lundqvist: Yeah, but that was also early in my career. I think over the last few years you have seen a change. More and more teams play the starting goalie a little less. I think it makes sense. It's more intense now, there's more shots, more scoring chances, it takes a toll obviously. I think there's a lot of games now, as a goalie, if you play good, you're probably not going to win. You need to play great to win games. For you to be on that level almost every night, that's obviously the biggest challenge. You have more options now. There are more goalies that can get the job done I think. It used to be a clear-cut No. 1, this guy would play close to 70 games. But you definitely see a change in that. It makes sense when you look at how intense the game is and also how many good goalies are out there.

ESPN: You guys have a good young goalie in Alexandar Georgiev. How does he push you? It feels like this is the first time where there could be a succession plan for you.

Lundqvist: Every year I feel like there's guys around you that, they want to play, they want to get more games in. I still -- no matter who is next to me -- my focus [is] on my game and how can I improve and be the best I can be. At the end, it's up to the coach when I play and how many games I play. Every year, it doesn't matter who you are teaming up with, you become a team within the team. It's you, the other goalie and the goalie coach. Me and Georgie work really well together and push each other. We have [Benoit Allaire] the goalie coach who pushes us so I feel good about that.

ESPN: What's your cheat meal?

Lundqvist: I'm a big cheeseburger guy. I eat a lot of cheeseburgers. I don't see that as a cheat meal, though, because I rely on it. It's too good not to eat it. I honestly don't see it as a cheat thing, maybe some people do, but I don't.

ESPN: What's an impulse purchase you've made in the last year?

Lundqvist: I bought a jacket when I went to London this summer. Didn't plan on doing on it, but it just happened. Nothing special, but I was there for a few days, walked around, and it caught my eye.

ESPN: What player in the league are you most in awe of?

Lundqvist: I think [Connor] McDavid is such a great player. He's fun to watch with his skill. He's impressed me since he entered the league. He's done great work.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Photos of Henrik Lundqvist at Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Charity Day 2019


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Henrik Lundqvist Di Weekend News Interview



HOCKEY HERO AND KALSONGKUNG. The hockey career is still in full swing for Henrik Lundqvist, and besides his NHL career he has several projects underway.

Since the hockey professional Henrik Lundqvist joined as a partner in the underwear brand Bread & Boxers, sales have skyrocketed. Henrik Lundqvist does not rule out more investments in Sweden, but what happens when his career ends is still unclear.
Summer means a break from the hockey rink for goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist's part, but also time to spend on other projects. For five years he has been part owner and the face out for the Swedish underwear brand Bread & Boxers. According to the founders Alexander Palmgren and Henrik Lindahl, Henrik Lundqvist has been an important reason for the increase in sales, especially in Sweden and the US, where interest in hockey is great. The company had sales of SEK 23 million last year and made a profit of just over SEK 3.4 million. However, he does not want to say how large a share Henrik Lundqvist owns.
When Henrik Lundqvist is at home on Swedish soil, both campaign photography and signing at Åhléns in Stockholm are squeezed in. Despite the hour remaining until the signing, the queue has begun to ring long, devoted New York Rangers fans standing faithfully at the forefront. But unlike sports stars like Börje Salming and Björn Borg, Henrik Lundqvist has not wanted to sign with his name on the products.
“When I went into this, it was important for me to not just become a campaign face. I truly believe in the product and the simplicity of it. Besides hockey, I like to be creative and I've learned a lot during these years in the company by being involved in the work. "
How involved are you when the hockey season gets underway?
"I make some phone calls and a little bit like that, but then you go to some training and then there might not be much time to think about it."
What other investments he has made he does not want to go into, more than that he invests primarily in real estate.


Age: 37 years.
Family: Married to Therese Lundqvist. The children Charlise and Juli.
Background: Became a professional in the NHL 2005 and has since been named NHL's best goalkeeper, been Stanley Cup finalist and took Olympic gold, World Cup gold and two World Cup silver.
How has your view of money changed?
“Not so much really. Since I became a professional it has increased gradually. I don't think it's good if things go too fast. "
What do you bring as an athlete into the business world?
“Discipline, focus and working hard to achieve success. There are no shortcuts, whether it is elite sports or business. If you play hockey you are used to someone standing and screaming at one, nothing is wrapped up. You have also become accustomed to the huge media offering, you can hear it well, and if you do it bad you can hear it too. It hardens one. "
Henrik Lundqvist now has two years left on the seven-year contract he signed with the New York Rangers 2013, a contract worth almost SEK 530 million. But what life will look like when he puts his gloves on the shelf is still uncertain.
“Many people ask me, but I don't know yet. I have lived and breathed hockey for years, but it will end one day and that day is approaching so clearly. That kick, the adrenaline you get from a match, is hard to find anywhere else. I've talked to many others who have given up and what life looks like after that. "
Will you be moving home to Sweden?
"I do not know. I love Sweden, but I also have a family to think about now. We thrive in New York, we have lived there for 14 years now. It is our home and that is where the children go to kindergarten and school.
Henrik Lundqvist is a partner in Bread & Boxers in addition to a partner in a restaurant in Manhattan and also runs the charity Henrik Lundqvist Foundation, which over the years has donated millions to the Ronald McDonald House in Gothenburg.
He has also been the face of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand for eight years and has made several well-publicized campaigns and commercials. Henrik Lundqvist has been most involved in the work with the films, from writing the script himself, to coming up with ideas. In the latest commercial, the team wanted to capture that some see him as the "shampoo guy", rather than a hockey player.
The final scene the start of new stories
"It is very important with long collaborations, and where I myself can be involved in the process and be creative."
How much do you really fix your hair?
“Not very, very honestly. I'll take some wax in it. When I pull in the workouts it usually stands in all directions and edges, it can look a bit anyway. "