Henrik Lundqvist has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals on Friday and it makes sense why. When asked about his future with the Caps, Hank was adamant: he is there for one thing and one thing only, the Stanley Cup.
“I want to see myself lift that Cup and I want to do it in Washington.”
That’s a bold statement for The King to make, seeing that most fans know that he wanted to do it in New York. He came close in 2014, losing in the Stanley Cup final against the Los Angeles Kings.
It is weird to even imagine Lundqvist wearing a uniform other than the Rangers’ one as fans were heartbroken when it was announced that he had been bought out by the club.
And we can understand why his comment today stings a little…
He did make a joke to keep things light during his videoconference, stating that he has already told Alex Ovechkin that he’s not doing any one-timer drills in practice. He also posted on his personal Twitter account about how excited he is to start a new chapter in D.C.
The King has great numbers: a career .918 save percentage. A Vezina in 2011-12. Olympic gold (2006) and silver (2014). Sixth all-time in wins. The best Swedish netminder ever. Now with the Capitals.