Longtime New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist is being officially elevated into “hockey legend” status on Friday night.
The winningest goaltender in franchise history will have his No. 30 jersey retired at an on-ice ceremony at Madison Square Garden before Friday’s game versus the Minnesota Wild. He will be only the 11th player in the team’s long history to receive the honor.
“It’s going to be amazing to share this moment with all the fans, and obviously my closest friends and family, they’re all flying in from Sweden,” Lundqvist said in a CNBC interview.
The Swedish-born hockey star played 15 seasons for the Blueshirts, ranks sixth on the NHL’s all-time wins list for goalies and holds more than 50 team records.