Henrik Lundqvist quickly became a New York fan favorite after completing his rookie campaign as goalie for the Rangers in 2005. The Swede's strong and consistent play propelled the Rangers to their first playoff berth in eight years and earned him a Vezina Trophy nomination, which is awarded annually to the league's best goaltender. Lundqvist also backstopped Team Sweden to their gold medal in the 2006 Olympics, and has been nicknamed "King Henrik" by many New York faithful. In 2012, he won his first Vezina Trophy surplanting his place as the best goalie in the league. Henrik Lundqvist has personally hand-signed this authentic game model goalie stick. It includes a Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity.