Only Patrick Roy beat Henrik Lundqvist in a specific category

Published August 21, 2021 at 2:33 PM

Henrik Lundqvist is no longer a National Hockey League goalie, having just announced his retirement from the game at the age of 39. If it weren't for his heart problems, he would have played in 2021, and then most likely in 2021-2022. However, he chose the right path, the one of family and health.

That being said, the King has been praised profusely since his departure was announced, and rightly so, but there is one specific statistic that has been missed. For those of you who didn't know, Henrik Lundqvist was selected in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft at 205th (7th round). That said, over the past 30 years, he has played more games in the NHL than any other goalie drafted after the first round.

Then, in the last 40 years, only Patrick Roy has beaten King Lundqvist. Patrick Roy, for his part, was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984 when they heard his name in the third round. In his career, Roy collected 551 wins, and Lundqvist, 459, making them two of the best goaltenders in NHL history.

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