It is an exciting time for Henrik Lundqvist. He led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career last season, and he also launched his own foundation, which he had been planning for a few years.
Last week, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation raised more than $100,000 at its first major event, which was held at the Refinery Rooftop in New York.
"Our main focus is education and health," Lundqvist says. "Growing up in Sweden, school is free, health care is free. It was something you took for granted. Now, meeting so many people throughout the years that really struggle financially or with their health, I think it's a big area where I can help out and a lot of people are helping out."
The gathering included a Q&A session hosted by NHL Network broadcaster and former goalie Kevin Weekes, plus a live musical performance by Lundqvist, John McEnroe and their bandmate Paul Cataldo.