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Nils Lundkvist wins Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award

The Rangers have announced that Nils Lundkvist is the winner of the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award, “which is given annually to the top Rangers rookie in Training Camp as selected by the media.”

From the Rangers:

  • Lundkvist, 21, led all Rangers rookies this preseason with three points (three assists) in four games.


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  • His three points were tied for the most among New York defensemen and third most among all Rangers skaters.
  • The Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award, which was first presented in 1988, honors the memory of Lars-Erik Sjoberg, who was the Rangers chief European scout for eight years.
  • During his tenure with the Blueshirts, Sjoberg played a prominent role in the team’s decision to draft Europeans such as Tomas Sandstrom, Jan Erixon, and Ulf Dahlen.

Former winners include:

  • 1988 Mike Richter
  • 1989 Troy Mallette
  • 1990 Steven Rice
  • 1991 Tony Amonte
  • 1992 Peter Andersson
  • 1993 Mattias Norstrom
  • 1994 Mattias Norstrom
  • 1995 Niklas Sundstrom
  • 1996 Eric Cairns
  • 1997 Marc Savard
  • 1998 Manny Malhotra
  • 1999 Kim Johnsson
  • 2000 Filip Novak
  • 2001 Dan Blackburn
  • 2002 Jamie Lundmark
  • 2003 Dominic Moore
  • 2005 Henrik Lundqvist
  • 2006 Nigel Dawes and Brandon Dubinsky
  • 2007 Marc Staal
  • 2008 Lauri Korpikoski
  • 2009 Matt Gilroy
  • 2010 Derek Stepan
  • 2011 Carl Hagelin
  • 2013 Jesper Fast
  • 2014 Anthony Duclair
  • 2015 Oscar Lindberg
  • 2016 Jimmy Vesey
  • 2017 Filip Chytil
  • 2018 Lias Andersson
  • 2019 Adam Fox
  • 2021 Nils Lundkvist