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All Henrik Lundqvist

10/07/2021 at 3:13am EDT

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

In addition to explaining his decision to retire, Lundqvist, who is sixth on the NHL wins list (459) and won the Vezina Trophy voted as the NHL's best goalie in the 2011-12 season, discussed his plans for life after hockey, the honor of having his No. 30 set to be retired by the Rangers and more in a Q&A with NHL.com:

Why is the decision to retire something you have come to peace with at this point?

"It's life. It happens. It's the same thing with the surgery. Things happen and you just have to be very grateful for the things you do have and your experience. It's not like I'm 30. I'm 39. Yeah, if I had the chance to play a couple more years I would have for sure. I still love the game. I love going to the rink. Last fall, I was on the ice every day going to the rink with two shooters because I loved it and I wanted to come back and I felt really good. I felt better than I felt in years, honestly, so that excited me as well. But things happen and you just have to react to that. You might have a plan, but things change. It was just too much risk to try and go for it. The way I felt too, it was not a good feeling in March, April, that pain. I didn't want to be in that position again."


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