Henrik Lundqvist to sign with Washington Capitals: report.
Previous Rangers goaltending incredible Henrik Lundqvist is relied upon to sign with the Capitals when free office opens Friday, as indicated by a Tuesday report by Johan Rylander of The Gothenburg-Post. This comes only hours after the Blueshirts made forward Alexis Lafreniere the following substance of their establishment with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft.
Washington consistently appeared to be a coherent landing spot for Lundqvist, whose 15-year rule on Broadway finished a week ago when the Rangers purchased out the last year of his agreement.
“I actually love to contend. I actually love the game I actually need to WIN,” the 38-year-old Swede tweeted Sunday.
Lundqvist will have an authentic shot at catching his first Stanley Cup with the stacked Capitals, a divisional opponent of the Rangers who won it all in 2018 and are very much situated to catch another title next season. Throughout the most recent decade and change, Lundqvist combat Washington in five season finisher arrangement, winning three.
“We’re searching for a reinforcement veteran goaltender,” senior supervisor Brian MacLellan said during the draft. “He’s a truly strong possibility for us.”
The Capitals are relied upon to let long-lasting goaltender Braden Holtby walk this offseason, which would make Ilya Samsonov the starter and make an opening for Lundqvist.
Lundqvist lost his beginning employment last season with the rise of 24-year-old Igor Shesterkin, driving the Rangers to purchase out the last period of his seven-year, $59.5 million agreement. The move cleared $3 million in top space.
The details of Lundqvist’s approaching arrangement with the Capitals, which TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie additionally demonstrated would happen, were not yet known.
In spite of the fact that it will be odd seeing the one they call “Lord Henrik” wear another group’s uniform after 459 successes with the Rangers, such a move is not really uncommon in these parts.
Over the Hudson River, Devils goaltending legend Martin Brodeur marked with the Blues in 2014 after a Hall of Fame run in New Jersey. He showed up in seven games with St. Louis before resigning that equivalent season.
Indeed, even Joe Namath played four games with the Rams after a celebrated lifetime quarterbacking the Jets.