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Eli Manning sends message to retired NHL legend from Jersey: ‘The only thing that rivals the greatness of your career is the greatness of your hair’

NHL legend Henrik Lundqvist hung up his ice skates last year. The Swedish hockey player had a very successful career. He was the last guest of the season on the Giants YouTube show. Eli Manning hosted it. Lundqvist’s team honored his well-decorated career. The New York Rangers have decided to retire the number 30 jersey worn by Henrik.

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Eli Manning sent him a special message via Twitter congratulating Lundqvist on the honor. After being featured on “The Eli Manning Show” on the Giants’ YouTube channel, it appears the two athletes have formed a bond.

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New York Rangers honor the career of Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist started his career in the National Hockey League in 2005. Prior to that, Lundqvist played in the Swedish Hockey League. He was a seventh-round pick, 205th overall by Frölunda HC.

Lundqvist played with the New York Rangers for 15 seasons. During this tenure, he became the greatest goalkeeper in team history. Henrik holds the frame record of 459 wins. He also holds the record for most games played by a goaltender with 887 and 64 shutouts.

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The Swedish native was arguably one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. His accomplishments earned him the nickname “The King”. Rangers have decided to honor King Lundqvist by retiring his number 30 shirt. In sport, retiring a shirt is one of the highest honors a player can achieve. Lundqvist’s name and number sit proudly in the world’s most famous arena. Sports fans can admire the home landmark of the New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden.

Eli Manning congratulates Henrik Lundqvist

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Henrik Lundqvist became good friends with Eli Manning. They both had fun on the Giants YouTube show. Recently, Eli also posted a tweet congratulating Lundqvist. “The only thing that rivals the greatness of your career at Rangers is the greatness of your hair. Congratulations Henrik on the shirt tonight.

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It’s true, Lundqvist has amazing hair. Eli Manning joined Rangers and hockey fans around the world in congratulating the former goaltender. Henrik Lundqvist’s name will be remembered for generations to come. What is your favorite Lundqvist moment?

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