In his first Olympic competition, he helped Team Sweden capture a gold medal in 2006. As the starting goaltender, Lundqvist appeared in six of Sweden's seven games, posting a 5-1 record.
He has represented Sweden in four World Championships (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008), winning a silver medal as the starting goaltender in 2004. In Lundqvist's most recent World Championship appearance he posted a .911 save percentage and a 2.97 goals-against average in five games, finishing fourth after a bronze medal loss to Finland.
At the age of 20, he backstopped Sweden to gold at the 2002 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championships in Germany (the highest the Swedes had ever finished was sixth). Sweden defeated Finland 6-5 in overtime and Lundqvist finished the tournament with a .901 save percentage and a 3.58 goals against average.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday