Read: Henrik Lundqvist Says He Didn’t Have A Role In John Tortorella Being Fired

In his first comments since John Tortorella was fired as head coach, Henrik Lundqvist told the NY Post that contrary to what is believed, he didn’t have a role in the Rangers decision to change coaches.

Lundqvist said, It’s not my call who the coach should be for the New York Rangers.“I would never put pressure on the management on decisions like that. I’m just a player. My focus is to play the game and do the best I can on the ice. Whatever [happens] off the ice, I leave to our great staff we have working for this club.”

He added that he had a great relationship with John Tortorella and loved how Torts challenged him.