Rangers Sign Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to Contract ExtensionMichael Buteau
The New York Rangers signed All-Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist to a contract extension, preventing him from becoming a free agent after this season.
The agreement is worth $59.5 million over seven years, keeping Lundqvist with the National Hockey League team through the 2020-21 season, the New York Daily News reported, without citing the source of its information. The Rangers didn’t disclose contract terms in a statement.
Lundqvist, 31, is in the final year of a six-year, $41 million contract.
The 2012 Vezina Trophy winner has been a finalist for the award given to the NHL’s top goalie five times in eight seasons. Lundqvist has a 284-182-57 career record with a 2.26 goals-against average and 47 shutouts.
His 284 wins rank second in franchise history, behind Mike Richter’s 301. He is three shutouts shy of passing Eddie Giacomin for the franchise record.