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Born: Are, Sweden
How Acquired: Selected by the Rangers in the seventh round (No. 205 overall) in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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New York Rangers
• Lundqvist, a “butterfly” goaltender, owns several team records, including regular-season wins (309) and shutouts (50) and playoff wins (42) and shutouts (nine, tied with Mike Richter). He is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 or more wins in his first seven seasons. And who could forget about his five consecutive Game 7 wins? Lundqvist guided Sweden to the Gold Medal in 2006, but he’s never captured a Stanley Cup title in his storied career.
• Lundqvist was on People Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Beautiful List” in 2006. He has played lead guitar in a band with good friend/tennis legend John McEnroe called “The Noise Upstairs.” His identical twin brother, Joel, played a couple seasons in the NHL with the Dallas Stars in the mid-2000s.
• In December, “The King” signed the richest contract extension for a goaltender in NHL history in terms of average annual value: seven years, $59.5 million ($8.5 million per season).
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