Henrik Lundqvist Film “Open Heart” To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival In June

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.”

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.

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

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Henrik Lundqvist Film “Open Heart” To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival In June

  1. Anonymous says:

    The possibility of dying certainly changes one’s perspective. Good to see Hank dealing with it well.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Would have loved to see him play a season with the Caps.

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