Lundqvist became a sensation while playing in Sweden, where he broke numerous records and became the best goalie in the league at the time.In the 2003, 2004, and 2005 seasons, he won the Honken Trophy, an award given to the best goaltender of the year in Sweden.Since he hadn’t gotten married, Lundqvist was never spotted with a wedding ring.However, it didn’t take long for fans to find out about Andersson.According to the New York Times, the Rangers star was forced to miss his first practice back because his wife was set to give birth.As you can see, Lundqvist joked about it in his tweet.
Not long after Lundqvist joined his team did he become a staple in the Big Apple.
In his final two years in the Swedish league, he won the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet awards, the two most prestigious awards in the country.
The couple moved to White Plains, New York, outside of the city, which is “requested of all young [Rangers] players,” according to Sports Illustrated.
When Lundqvist first moved to New York City in 2005-2006, rumors spread that he was cheating or broken up with Andersson after being seen with Swedish model, actress, singer, and television personality Victoria Silvstedt.
Those rumors didn’t amount to much, however, and Andersson stuck by her husband’s side.
In addition, HLF supports the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on children “facing obstacles” and helping them get through.