The Washington Capitals never got to see Henrik Lundqvist take the ice in red, white and blue, but they did get to see him be on the roster for a bit as part of his Hall of Fame-worthy career.
And according to ex-Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick, legends like Lundqvist deserve only the highest quality of chairs. Especially considering how well-dressed and stylish the Swede is.
Hockey historian Mike Commito tweeted about “the King” on Saturday, citing the one-year anniversary of Lundqvist’s decision to hang up the goalie pads. Carrick took attention to the tweet and quoted it, demanding a better seat for Lundqvist.
“He deserves a nicer chair in this suit,” Carrick wrote.
He deserves a nicer chair in this suit. https://t.co/i3D9GJ7vcT
— Connor Carrick (@connorcarrick) August 20, 2022
Carrick started his pro hockey career with Washington after going in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. He spent four years with the Capitals and the Hershey Bears, dishing 23 points in 37 NHL games in Washington and 72 points in 133 AHL games with Hershey. The Illinois native was then sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016 as part of the Brooks Laich trade for Daniel Winnik.
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Years later, Lundqvist would sign with the Capitals following his buyout from the New York Rangers. Lundqvist was going to be a mentor for Ilya Samsonov and a 1B netminder for Washington in 2020-21. The veteran would have also worn No. 35 in the District. However, No. 30 missed the season with a heart condition that led him to eventually retire on Aug. 20, 2021.
In 2021-22, Lundqvist joined MSG Network to cover New York. He is also currently an in-studio analyst for NHL on TNT. The Rangers retired Lundqvist‘s No. 30 on Jan. 28, 2022, at Madison Square Garden.