Before the 2000 NHL Draft, Lundqvist makes fun of turning up at the incorrect spot.

Legendary Rangers goaltender claims he only had one encounter and botched it up.

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Henrik Lundqvist has the sixth-most shutouts in NHL history, the sixth-most career victories, a 2.43-lifetime goals-against average, and a.918 careers save percentage.

Imagine if he had been there on draught day at the appropriate moment.

On Saturday, 22 years after his selection, Lundqvist, who spent all 15 of his NHL seasons with the New York Rangers, posted a humorous account of what transpired during the 2000 NHL Draft.

The Swedish-born goaltender said he had buddies over for a vacation to Spain but decided to attend the draught in Calgary instead.

He stated with considerable shame that just one team requested a meeting with him and that he went to the incorrect location.

After the Rangers posted a photo of a very young Lundqvist on the day of the selection, the narrative spread. In 2000, Lundqvist was made fun of for seems even younger than his actual age of 18 by former teammate and current ESPN hockey commentator Dominic Moore.

NHL, 22 years ago today, Henrik Lundqvist became a New York Ranger.

However, despite the blunder, everything worked out in the end, according to Lundqvist.
He stated, “Day and a half later and seven rounds later, I was finally home.”
NHL Draft 2022 starts on Thursday, July 7.

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