New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, Brian Boyle and Wojtek Wolski dined with journalists at TriBeCa restaurant Locanda Verde on Wednesday night, where Mr. Lundqvist chatted about the New York fashion industry and his recent wedding, a few weeks before the start of the team's season.
Mr. Lundqvist, who lives in Hell's Kitchen, had just returned from his native Sweden, where he spent most of the summer. "Before I moved to New York, my life was in Gothenburg," he said. "When I go back [there], it's too quiet. I love it for the first couple of weeks, but then I just want to come back to New York."
The team's season ended in April, and it begins again in October. Tying the knot, Mr. Lundqvist said, was a highlight of his time off: "I was so happy. We kept [the wedding] small, thirtysomething people, just our closest friends, and a week in the British Virgin Islands. My wife and I have been dating for a long time, so it was nice to just do it."
The athlete—who noted that hockey still doesn't have quite the same following in the U.S. as baseball does—was enthused about reuniting with his pal and teammate, the fashionable Sean Avery. "We have different styles," he noted. "He reads a lot, he interned at Vogue. I wouldn't do an internship like that—that's probably not me. I like to dress up, but I don't know as much as he does about fashion. I wear, like Tiger of Sweden."
Mr. Lundqvist said he's used to being asked about sports, but he doesn't mind questions "that are more about experiences or life." When asked the secret to a happy marriage, the athlete mulled it over. "She's very supportive me, and I try to be very supportive of her," he said. "We also have a lot of fun together. But that's a tough question!"
Lets hope the media is paying attention and starts asking him those questions about experiences and life. The King wants to impart his wisdom on the people. Get on that, media.