NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Rangers announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on a long-term extension.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the deal is for seven years and $59.5 million. The new contract would make Lundqvist the highest-paid goalie in the league starting in the 2014-15 season.
“About eight months ago I sat down for the first time with my family and my agent and kind of discussed my future,” Lundqvist said Wednesday after practice. “There were two things that became really clear to me: No. 1 was I really wanted to win the (Stanley) Cup here in New York. It’s my biggest goal and my biggest dream and what really pushes me right now to work harder. Secondly, I want to be a Ranger for life.
“To picture myself anywhere else, it was just wrong and it was never an option,” he added.