By the numbers: The defining stats of Lundqvist’s Rangers career

The King's reign on Broadway officially came to an unceremonious end on Wednesday, with the New York Rangers buying out the final two years on the contract of longtime goaltender and face of the franchise Henrik Lundqvist.

It was a business move for the betterment of the team's future, and one that didn't come as a surprise. Still, when a future Hall of Famer who was synonymous with the success of an organization is bought out, it's a massive development.

He may find a new home to chase a Stanley Cup before next season, but for now, let's look back at some defining numbers from Lundqvist's illustrious tenure in the Big Apple.

205: The draft pick the Rangers used to nab their future netminder in 2000. Pretty good value for an unheralded prospect out of Are, Sweden.

459: Regular-season wins, the sixth-most in NHL history. Lundqvist's highest single-season win total was 39 in 2011-12.

.918: Lundqvist's career save percentage, the fourth-highest clip in NHL history among goaltenders to play 500-plus regular-season games.

64: Regular-season shutouts, a league-best since his career began in 2005-06.

887: Games played, the eighth-most among goalies. Lundqvist also ranks seventh on the Rangers' all-time list, which spans 94 years.

80: The percentage of first-place Vezina Trophy votes Lundqvist earned in 2011-12. It was the only campaign when he won the award, and over 62 starts the five-time All-Star was more than deserving after posting a .930 save percentage, 1.97 goals-against average, and 28.37 goals saved above average - all career bests.

23,509: Lundqvist's career regular-season saves to date, the seventh-most ever.

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61: Lundqvist's playoff win total, which ranks 12th all time.

.923: Lundqvist's save percentage in the lone Stanley Cup Final of his career. The Rangers fell in five games to the Los Angeles Kings, but Hank played well, stopping 88 of 92 shots across two games after New York found itself in a 3-0 hole.

15: The elimination games Lundqvist won between 2012 and 2015 against just four losses. In those contests, he registered a 1.74 goals-against average and two shutouts.

6: The consecutive Game 7s Lundqvist won between 2012 and 2015, an NHL record.

57.2: The number of wins above replacement Lundqvist has provided since 2007, which is 20 more than the next goalie, according to Evolving Hockey. Over that span, The King stopped 278 goals above expected, nearly 200 more than the next netminder on the list.

$99,283,390: Lundqvist's estimated career earnings, according to Cap Friendly.

30: The next Rangers jersey number to be hung from the rafters at Madison Square Garden.

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Report: Oilers have shown interest in Mrazek

The Edmonton Oilers have at least one goalie on their radar as they enter the offseason.

Edmonton has shown an interest in Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported during Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

LeBrun added that acquiring Mrazek would be more of a "Plan B" for the Oilers.

The 28-year-old goaltender has one season remaining on his contract that carries a value of $3.125 million. Oilers general manager Ken Holland drafted Mrazek in 2010 while with the Detroit Red Wings.

Mrazek appeared in 40 games during the 2019-20 regular season, putting together a 21-16-2 record with a .905 save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average.

The Oilers have goaltender Mikko Koskinen signed for two more seasons with an average annual value of $4.5 million. Mike Smith, who appeared in 39 games for the team last season, is an unrestricted free agent.

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Report: Rangers expected to buy out Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist's time with the New York Rangers is set to come to an end after 15 years.

The Rangers are expected to buy out the final year of Lundqvist's contract, TSN's Darren Dreger reported during Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

"Unfortunately for Henrik Lundqvist, there will be a separation from the New York Rangers by form of that buyout," Dreger said.

"This would not come easy to the New York Rangers, again, given everything that Lundqvist has provided to the Rangers as an organization. This was a tough decision but a decision that has to be made moving forward," Dreger added.

Lundqvist has one season remaining on his current contract that carries a cap hit of $8.5 million for the 2020-21 season.

The 38-year-old has spent his entire career with the Rangers since being selected by the team in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Draft. His 887 games played, 459 wins, and 64 shutouts are all franchise records.

Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said in August that the team's plan is to carry only two goalies on its NHL roster next season. During the 2019-20 season, Lundqvist split starts with teammates Alexandar Georgiev and Igor Shesterkin.

Since Lundqvist's rookie season in 2005-06, the Rangers have made the playoffs 11 times. He helped guide the team to the Stanley Cup Final once in 2014 and the conference finals on two occasions.

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Watch: Lightning return to Tampa with Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning have returned home with the Stanley Cup.

The Lightning exited the NHL bubble Tuesday after spending over two months in Toronto and Edmonton. Friends and family met them on the tarmac after they landed back in Tampa:

Players reunited with their families, including Conn Smythe winner Victor Hedman and his wife, Sanna:

Some hoisted the Cup once more, including Zach Bogosian, who made his first playoff appearance in his 13th NHL season:

Nikita Kucherov, who led the team with 34 postseason points, showed off the hardware:

After the reunion, the Lightning and their loved ones boarded trolleys and made their way to Amalie Arena as fans looked on:

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Senators will listen to offers for No. 5 pick

The Ottawa Senators aren't opposed to trading the fifth overall selection in the upcoming draft if the right deal comes along.

Trent Mann, the club's chief amateur scout, confirmed general manager Pierre Dorion is open to receiving proposals involving the pick.

"It’s going to depend (on) what happens ahead of us," Mann said Tuesday, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch. "We have to be ready for a number of different things, including a scenario where somebody wants to move up and take No. 5 as well. If that's the case, what does that give us in the end?"

"That's a possible scenario the amateur staff has to prepare for because this year we're in the enviable place (of) picking No. 3 and No. 5," Mann continued. "Equally, based on the nature of the importance of the draft for the organization, you have to listen and prepare for any scenario that may happen because teams will call. Pierre has already indicated he's willing to listen."

Ottawa boasts the 28th selection in addition to its pair of top-five picks. The team also has four second-round choices, and 13 total selections over all seven rounds.

The NHL released the full 2020 draft order earlier Tuesday.

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NHL reveals full 2020 draft order

The complete order of selections in the upcoming NHL draft is now set.

Here's how the first two rounds will go:

Round 1

Pick Team
1 New York Rangers
2 Los Angeles Kings
3 Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks)
4 Detroit Red Wings
5 Senators
6 Anaheim Ducks
7 New Jersey Devils
8 Buffalo Sabres
9 Minnesota Wild
10 Winnipeg Jets
11 Nashville Predators
12 Florida Panthers
13 Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs)
14 Edmonton Oilers
15 Maple Leafs (from Pittsburgh Penguins)
16 Montreal Canadiens
17 Chicago Blackhawks
18 Devils (from Arizona Coyotes)
19 Calgary Flames
20 Devils (from Vancouver Canucks via Tampa Bay Lightning)
21 Columbus Blue Jackets
22 Rangers (from Hurricanes)
23 Philadelphia Flyers
24 Washington Capitals
25 Colorado Avalanche
26 St. Louis Blues
27 Ducks (from Boston Bruins)
28 Senators (from New York Islanders)
29 Vegas Golden Knights
30 Dallas Stars
31 Sharks (from Lightning)

Round 2

Pick Team
32 Red Wings
33 Senators
34 Sharks
35 Kings
36 Ducks
37 Predators (from Devils)
38 Sabres
39 Wild
40 Jets
41 Hurricanes (from Rangers)
42 Predators
43 Panthers
44 Maple Leafs
45 Red Wings (from Oilers)
46 Blackhawks (from Penguins via Golden Knights)
47 Canadiens
48 Canadiens (from Blackhawks)
49 No selection
50 Flames
51 Kings (from Canucks)
52 Senators (from Blue Jackets)
53 Hurricanes
54 Flyers
55 Red Wings (from Capitals)
56 Sharks (from Avalanche via Capitals)
57 Canadiens (from Blues)
58 Bruins
59 Senators (from Islanders)
60 Kings (from Golden Knights)
61 Senators (from Stars via Golden Knights)
62 Lightning

The draft lottery determined the first 15 picks. Selections 16-27 belong to teams that lost in the first two rounds of the playoffs, in inverse order of the clubs' regular-season points percentage.

The No. 28 and 29 picks have been given to the teams that were knocked out in the conference finals (though the New York Islanders' selection belongs to the Ottawa Senators), again in inverse order of the points percentage during the regular season. The 30th and 31st overall selections will go to the Stanley Cup Final loser and winner, respectively.

Unlike previous years, the NHL didn't take division winners into account. As a result, the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche were flipped at No. 24 and 25.

In rounds two through seven, selections one to seven go to teams that didn't qualify for the 24-team return-to-play format, and Nos. 8 through 15 belong to clubs that were bounced out of the qualifying round. All 15 of those picks over the final six rounds are slotted in inverse order based on regular-season points percentage.

The Arizona Coyotes forfeited the 49th overall pick and their 2021 first-rounder after violating the NHL's combine testing policy during the 2019-20 campaign.

View the order for all seven rounds here. The draft will be conducted over video conferencing on Oct. 6 and 7.

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