Former Washington Capitals netminder Henrik Lundqvist’s road back from open heart surgery is the subject of a new documentary that will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this June. Lundqvist and his production partners announced the new documentary earlier this month.
“So much happened in my life over 12 months. Moving on from the New York Rangers, heart surgery, setbacks, retiring from hockey,” said Lundqvist. “All things led me to dig deep and think about my mindset/life. That’s what this film is about. Finding happiness became my goal.”
So much happened in my life over 12 months. Moving on from the @NYRangers ,heartsurgery,setbacks, retiring from hockey. All things led me to dig deep and think about my mindset/life. That’s what this film is about. Finding happiness became my goal. #OpenHeart June 15th. @Tribeca pic.twitter.com/6mIFHmdBm5
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist) May 3, 2023
Lundqvist signed a deal with the Washington Capitals on October 9,2020. But on December 17, 2020, Lundqvist announced he was stepping away from the game due to a heart condition. The suspected condition was initially discovered by Capitals medical staff during Lundqvist’s initial physical tests with the team.
Some tough news I need to share with you all.. pic.twitter.com/y7ZtAoo39Q
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist) December 17, 2020
Open Heart is an intimate profile of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and his struggle to return to hockey after heart surgery. With incredible access to Henrik, his team members, and family, director Jonathan Hock offers a poignant look at the life and career of this hockey great while he confronts the biggest challenge of his life: a debilitating heart condition.––Dan Hunt
By Jon Sorensen
The possibility of dying certainly changes one’s perspective. Good to see Hank dealing with it well.
Would have loved to see him play a season with the Caps.
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