What makes Henrik Lundqvist exceptional goes far beyond the highlight reel saves, sharp suits, sculpted hair and intense stare-downs. Since becoming a New York Ranger Lundqvist has used his celebrity, fame and fortune to do good, especially for the health and education of children.

Of course, it is not uncommon to see professional athletes doing charitable work. And we see it every year on MSG with Rangers prospects working in soup kitchens and with players attending the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s Casino Night. But the fact that we have come to expect Rangers players donating their time doesn’t take away how significant it is. And it certainly doesn’t take away from the efforts of athletes who have dedicated themselves to going above and beyond.

After years of donating his time and energy to the Garden of Dreams Henrik and his wife Therese founded the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation in April 2014.

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