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Henrik Lundqvist joins MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment in new role

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Madison Square Garden Sports Corporation (NYSE: MSGS) (“MSG Sports”) and Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: MSGE) (“MSG Entertainment”) today announced the addition of New York Rangers legend Henrik Lundqvist to both organizations. announced that A unique new role to support each company’s business operations. In this role, Lundqvist will represent MSG Sports and his MSG Entertainment in a variety of partner and sponsorship initiatives, helping both companies digitally develop content for his platforms, expanding and connecting with Rangers alumni. Engage in various areas such as strengthening. He supports the Garden of Dreams Foundation. In addition, Lundqvist will again become his studio analyst for his MSG Network during his season with the Rangers.

“In the year since announcing my retirement, I have enjoyed the opportunity to explore different areas of the sports and entertainment industry, and I look forward to continuing down that path,” Lundqvist said. “At the same time, I am a Ranger at heart and Madison Square Garden is my home. I am thrilled to continue my relationship with MSG and Rangers in this exciting and expanded role.”

“Henrik Lundqvist was an exemplary representative of the Rangers on and off the ice,” said James L. Doran, Executive Chairman of MSG Sports and Executive Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment. said. “In this newly created role, he will be able to use his passion for sports and entertainment and the city he loves dearly to support MSG’s business and partnerships. We believe it will have a huge impact, our brands, and our philanthropic efforts throughout New York City.”

During his tenure in New York, Lundqvist established himself as one of the best players on and off the ice in Rangers history. On ice, Henrik and his wife Therese founded the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation (HLF) and he served as the official spokesperson for the Garden of Dreams Foundation (GDF). Through fundraising and community outreach, HLF strives to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults around the world through education and health services. In 2012, he was awarded the Garden of Dreams Hero Award, an annual recognition of an individual or organization that embodies the spirit and commitment of the Foundation and whose active and sustained dedication to children facing disabilities. Did.

The Swedish-born man played 15 seasons (2005-06 – 2019-20) with the Rangers and at the time of his retirement held a franchise record of over 50, including wins (459) and appearances as a goalkeeper. (887), Shutouts (64), Playoff Appearances (Skater or Goalkeeper – 130), Playoff Wins (61), Playoff Shutouts (10). In 2011-12, Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender and was a final in his other four seasons with the Rangers (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2012-13). became a list. A five-time NHL All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019), Lundqvist was the NHL’s first All-Star Team in 2011-12 and the NHL’s second All-Star Team in 2012-13. was nominated to His NHL All-Rookie Team in 2005-06.

Lundqvist has won numerous team awards and honors throughout his career. He was named the Rangers Most Valuable Player for nine different seasons. That’s more than any other player in the history of the franchise. In addition, Lundqvist has twice been named the winner of Stephen McDonald’s Extra His Effort His Award, which is presented annually to rangers who have “beyond the call of duty” chosen by fans. On January 28, 2022, Lundqvist was given the highest honor a Rangers player can receive and his number 30 jersey was hoisted up the rafters of his MSG.