Henrik Lundqvist likely will be a target of the Washington Capitals when the NHL complimentary agent market opens Friday, Oct. 9.
“We’re searching for a backup veteran goaltender,” Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said Tuesday. “I suggest, he’s a really solid prospect for us.”
Lundqvist can sign with any group as an unrestricted totally free agent after the 38-year-old goalie had the last year of his seven-year, $59.5 million contract ($8.5 million typical yearly value) bought out by the New York City Rangers on Sept. 30.
The Capitals are expected to be in the market for a goalie due to the fact that they likely will not re-sign Braden Holtby, with the 31-year-old who won the Stanley Cup in 2018 and the Vezina Prize in 2015-16 with Washington anticipated to end up being an unrestricted totally free agent.That would leave
the Capitals with only Ilya Samsonov on the NHL roster. Samsonov, a novice this season, has actually started 22 NHL games.Lundqvist on Sunday tweeted his desire to continue playing.”I still love to complete.
I still love the video game and I still want to WIN!”Lundqvist wrote.Video: Henrik Lundqvist Great Saves
Lundqvist was 459-310-96 with a 2.43 goals-against average,.918 save percentage and 64 nothings in 887 NHL games during 15 seasons with New york city. He was 61-67 with a 2.30 GAA,.921 save portion and 10 nothings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.He assisted the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2014, which they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in 5 games.Lundqvist started four of New york city’s last 29 video games this season, completing with the least video games (30), begins( 26)and
wins(10)of his NHL career, going 10-12-3 with a 3.16 GAA and a. 905 conserve percentage.He started and lost the Rangers’very first two video games against the Carolina Hurricanes in the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers since Igor Shesterkin was
unsuited to play. Shesterkin returned for Game 3 with Lundqvist as his backup in what was his last game with New York.Tweet from @HLundqvist30: I still love to complete. I still enjoy the video game and I still wish to WIN!