Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that Henrik Lundqvist is one of the inductees of the 2023 Hall of Fame class.

Lundqvist said in a tweet: “Grateful and extremely honored to be selected to the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Thinking of all the great players in the HHOF that inspired me as a kid. Feels amazing to be included in this special group.”


Lundqvist had his number 30 retired by the Rangers in January 2022.

Adam Rotter: This was obviously expected and deserved. There isn’t all that much to say. He has a ton of accolades: Olympic Gold Medal, Olympic Silver Medal, World Championship Gold Medal, Swedish championships and 459 wins, Vezina Trophy, five Vezina nominations, Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award nominee, numerous and various All-Star teams. There is the Stanley Cup, and likely Conn Smythe Trophy had the Rangers won, missing from his resume, but that isn’t on him. He did everything humanly possible to put the Rangers in a position where they were even close to a Stanley Cup. Maybe if an OT goal goes their way in 2014 or they were healthier in 2015 it would be a different story, but it’s not. Still, he was incredible, he was the Rangers, he’s the best goalie of the post-lockout era and now he is, officially, a Hall of Famer.