Former Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist officially has a new home, signing with the Washington Capitals on Friday. It's reportedly a one-year, $1.5 million contract, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Lundqvist joins the Capitals after playing 42 regular-season games against them in his career, in which he went 22-13-7 against them with a 2.76 GAA and .907 save percentage.
The Rangers and Capitals have also been frequent playoff combatants throughout Lundqvist’s career. From 2009 to 2015, the teams met in the postseason five times, with the Rangers winning four of those series.
With Braden Holtby also hitting free agency, the Capitals are expected to go with Ilya Samsonov as their starting goaltender, and they now have their backup in their former foe with Lundqvist, as he makes one last run at a Stanley Cup.