21 questions

NY Ranger Henrik Lundqvist Loves the Boss and Jersey Boys

Name: Henrik Lundqvist
Age: 27
Occupation: Goaltender for the New York Rangers
Neighborhood: Midtown West

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Conan O’Brien. I know he’s moved to L.A., but I’ll also consider him a New Yorker.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Barbecue pork ribs at Houston’s on 27th and Park.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I stop pucks that are coming at me at 90 miles per hours!

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
That’s a tough one. Maybe. Or I would move back to Sweden. Not sure.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Jersey Boys. I really enjoyed the show. I recognized most of the songs, so that helped. I loved the lead character’s New York accent.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes, I do. I have a good life, so why not share a little? I get that feeling a lot when I see people on the street.

What’s your drink?
Vitaminwater and Coke. If I’m at a bar, I favor Grey Goose and Red Bull.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Never. I can’t cook and I’m a bit lazy.

What’s your favorite medication?
Being on the ice.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A signed Bruce Springsteen photo.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I don’t spend more than $100 on a haircut.

When’s bedtime?
11 to 11:30 p.m. But since I spend so much time on the road, I tend to get
home after midnight most nights.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
I like the new style.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I like him. He’s successful and funny. And The Apprentice is great television!

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Slow drivers in the left lane!!

Who is your mortal enemy?
Every time I step on the ice, I try to see the opposing team as my biggest enemy!

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Yesterday. I drive to and from practice almost every day.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I just pay more attention to my investments.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
New York Post.

Where do you go to be alone?
I love to sit in my guest bedroom, pick up my guitar, and play while I look out at my view of New York. It’s very relaxing!

What makes someone a New Yorker?
I heard something about a ten-year rule: If you’ve lived here for ten years or more, you can call yourself a New Yorker. That sounds good to me. I have six years to go!

NY Ranger Henrik Lundqvist Loves the Boss and Jersey Boys