Henrik Lundqvist reiterated his desire to finish his career as a member of the New York Rangers, but told Expressen, a newspaper in Sweden, on Monday he isn't sure if that will happen.
"I don't know if I'll stay with the Rangers my entire career," said the 37-year-old goalie, who has two seasons remaining on a seven-year contract he signed Dec. 4, 2013. "I have two years left on my deal and it has always been my goal to stay with the Rangers, but once you get up there in age you never know. I know what I want, but if the club has other ideas I know I'll have to listen. You can't just do your own thing.
"Sometimes the dream might not work out in the end … we'll see what happens. Right now all my focus is on the upcoming World Championships."
Lundqvist was named to Sweden's roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia that begins Friday and runs through May 26. He finished his 14th NHL season 18-23-10 with a 3.07 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 52 games. The GAA was Lundqvist's highest and win total and save percentage his lowest since entering the NHL in 2005. He is an 11-time 30-game winner, won the Vezina Trophy in 2011-12 and helped the Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013-14, when they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five games.