Read: Ulf Samuelsson Loves Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist StampIn a chat with the Rangers website, assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson said that he didn’t realize how much of the backbone Henrik Lundqvist has been for the Rangers over the past few seasons.

Samuelsson said that he has spoken with Lundqvist during the offseason and Lundqvist told him that he is anxious to push himself to the next level and take the Rangers on a deep playoff run to the Stanley Cup.

Samuelsson said of Lundqvist, “that’s such an incredible advantage to have someone as the backbone of your team with that talent and that kind of mindset.”