The Washington Capitals signed both goaltender Hanrik Lundqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz during the opening day of the free agency period.
Lundqvist, 38, is 459-310-96 with a 2.43 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and 64 shutouts in 887 NHL games over 15 seasons, all with the New York Rangers. In 130 career playoff games, Lundqvist is 61-67 with a 2.30 goals-against average, a .921 save percentage and 10 shutouts.
During the 2019-20 season, the 6'1", 182-pound goaltender registered a record of 10-12-3, a 3.16 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.
The Are, Sweden, native ranks sixth on the NHL's all-time wins list, eighth on the NHL's all-time appearances list, and 16th on the league's all-time shutouts list. Lundqvist's 459 career wins and 887 career appearances with the Rangers are the second-most a goaltender has recorded with one franchise in NHL history (trailing only Martin Brodeur with New Jersey). Lundqvist has earned more career NHL wins than any other non-North American born goaltender, and he also reached the 400-win plateau faster than any other goaltender in league history (727 appearances).
Lundqvist led the Rangers to the playoffs 11 times in a 12-season span from 2005-06 through 2016-17. The Rangers were not eliminated from playoff contention entering a game in 880 of Lundqvist's 887 career regular season appearances with the team. Lundqvist helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2014, when he went 13-11 with a 2.14 GAA, a .927 save percentage and one shutout in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In NHL postseason history, Lundqvist ranks seventh in saves (3,567), seventh in starts (130), eighth in time on ice (7,935:25), 10th in games (130), tied for 11th in shutouts and tied for 14th in wins.
Schultz, 30, recorded 12 points (3g, 9a) in 46 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. The 6'2", 193-pound defenseman ranked second among Penguins defensemen in power play time on ice per game (2:45) and ranked second in power play assists (6a). Additionally, the Kelowna, B.C., native recorded the second fewest on-ice goals against at five-on-five among Penguins defensemen with at least 40 games last season (33).
Over his five seasons with the Penguins beginning in 2015-16, Schultz's 113 points (22g, 91a) ranked second among Penguins defensemen, despite ranking fourth in games played (234). Schultz's best offensive season came in 2016-17, where he set career highs in goals (12g), assists (39a) and points (51p), tying seventh in both goals and points that season among all NHL defensemen.
In 482 career games between the Edmonton Oilers and Penguins, Schultz has 214 points (40g, 164a). Since he entered the NHL in 2012-13, Schultz's 0.44 points per game is tied for the 35th most among defensemen.
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