The New York Rangers confirmed on Wednesday that they had bought goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist’s contract out. The Rangers goalkeepers are now Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev.

Lundqvist fell to the third goalkeeper this season, so playing time remained short. However, on his Instagram account, he commented on the Rangers in a warm tone.

– Thanks for everything! I played my first game in the New York Rangers 15 years ago. When I got here I had high expectations and big dreams, but I couldn’t even dream of the wonderful journey that was ahead of me, the goalkeeper wrote.

– Representing this organization has been the biggest topic of pride and joy in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity, friends and wonderful memories that we created. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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In addition, Lundqvist released a series of five emotional Rangers-themed updates on his Instagram account. In the photos, he thanked his teammates, team guardians, fans, the city of New York, and most of all, his family.

– They have seen me come home happy or sad, but they have always been my support no matter the outcome. I love you! Now it’s time to figure out what I’ll do next, Lunqvist wrote in the context of adorable family photos.

“Icon”

The Rangers, for their part, announced a buyout agreement With their Twitter account I said, “There are many stars in this league, but only a few icons.”

The same line continued in the press release, where club bosses praised the club legend profusely.

– Few players have been as important to the Rangers organization as Henrik Lundqvist. We are incredibly grateful for what he has done for our organization. He is always part of the Rangers family, chairman of the Madison Square Garden holding company James L. Dolan commented.

– Ever since I met Henrik in 2005, he has been a full professional. His work ethic, passion for the game and love for both Rangers and New York made him one of the finest goalkeepers and best players in hockey history in club history, Rangers Chairman John Davidson praised.

Lundqvist played only 30 matches in the regular season this season, compared to 52 games a year ago. He only got on the ice in two playoff games.

Regarded as a Rangers club legend, the Swede is currently the sixth-winning goalkeeper in NHL history.

Lundqvist have won 459 matches and played 64 zero games. In a total of 887 NHL matches, the Swede has a rejection percentage of 91.8 and the average number of goals conceded is 2.43.

According to the New York Post, Lundqvist is now looking for a one-year contract that would include significant bonuses. The Swedish goalkeeper is also rumored to be returning to Frölunda.