Over the last few months, Henrik Lunqvist has intimated he didn’t want to discuss his contract status once the regular season began and today he made it official.
“This will be the last time you hear me talk about it,” Lundqvist told the Bergen Record.
Lundqvist, 31, is in the final year of a six-year, $41.25 million deal that pays $6.875 annually. A Vezina finalist two years running — winning the trophy in 2011-12 — it’s expected he’ll become the NHL’s highest-paid goalie when he signs his new deal, surpassing the top current cap hit of $7 million that belongs to both Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask.
Lundqvist won’t wade into negotiations but did say the Rangers are free to speak to his representation — Newport Sports’ Don Meehan.