New York Rangers asked to buy goalkeeper Heinrich Lundkvist’s final year of contract, sources say


The New York Rangers are buying the final year of star goalkeeper Heinrich Lundkvist’s contract to end his 15-year career with the team, a source ESPN said, confirms a New York Post report.

The 38-year-old Lundakvist will become an unrestricted free agent, joining a crowded market of veteran players when the signing period begins October 9.

Lundkvist hit a $ 8.5 million salary-cap and in December 2013 he decided to make $ 4.5 million on a seven-year $ 59.5 million contract with a $ 1 million bonus bonus. Khand, therefore, one of the most important ways to move beyond Lundqvist was a purchase.

The Rangers went with three goalkeepers during the 2019–20 season, as Lundakvist shared time with Alexander Joreyev and Igor Shusterkin at the age of 24. Georgiev played 34 games, Lundakvist 30 and Schusterkin played a rogue sensation, winning 10–2 in 12 contests.

After the Rangers lost 3–0 to the Carolina Hurricanes in the qualification round of the 2020 playoffs, Lundakvist made two games and Shisterkin made one start.

Lundakvist has been the face of the Rangers franchise for over a decade – and one of the most popular athletes in New York City. He was drafted by the team in the seventh round in 2000 and made the jump to the NHL from Sweden in 2005-06.

He holds a record of 459–310–96 in 887 games, with a save percentage of 9 percent, a 2.43 goals-against average and 64 shutouts, and is the leader in team history in all of those categories.

Lundkvist is a five-time finalist for the Vezina Trophy, winning the award for the NHL’s top goalkeeper in 2011–12.

According to Cap Friendly, the Rangers will have a $ 5.5 million cap hit in 2020-21, a $ 3 million cap saving this season and $ 1.5 million to buy Lundkwist in 2021-22.

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