Henrik Lundqvist, the winner of the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie in 2011-12, is the goalie of the Swedish national men's hockey team that led his country to Olympic gold medals at the 2006 Torino Games. Lundqvist later represented Sweden at the 2010 Olympics, when he helped the team to an undefeated record during round-robin play before being eliminated by Slovakia during its first medal-round game. At the time of both the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, Lundqvist's primary team was the NHL's New York Rangers, his current team, that he debuted with in 2005.
- Won the 2012 Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie.
- One of three finalists in 2012 for the NHL's Hart Trophy, which is awarded annually to the League's MVP.
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
- New York Rangers team MVP in every season from 2007-13.
- Won a gold medal at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
Things to know:
1. Has a twin brother named Joel who is a forward, who once played for the NHL's Dallas Stars.
2. His brother, Joel, plays for a Swedish-based professional team called the Frölunda Indians that Henrik played for himself from 2000-05. With the Indians, Lundqvist won Sweden's top goalie award from 2003-05, and the Swedish Elite League's MVP award in 2005, when he led his team to a league championship against many players who'd normally have been playing in the NHL had the 2004-05 NHL season not been canceled due to a labor dispute.
3. In 2008, he was cited on the "25 Best Dressed in 2008" list of Page Six Magazine after similarly being on People's "World's 100 Most Beautiful People" list in 2006.