Lundqvist celebrates milestone by treating himself to photo shoot

The Elbow staff

A glimpse at Henrik Lundqvist celebrating at his favourite location: in front of the camera. Source

A glimpse at Henrik Lundqvist celebrating at his favourite location: in front of the camera. Source

NEW YORK, NY – Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist last night became the fastest player in NHL history to notch up his 400th career win. In doing so, he became only the 12th player to reach the milestone.

According to sources in New York, the "King" celebrated the only way he knows how: by treating himself to an impromptu photo shoot with GQ Magazine.

"Henrik burst into the locker room after the game – he was as excited as I've ever seen him," one unnamed source said. "He told us that he was ready to go let loose and celebrate the achievement like any normal guy."

"He got his cell phone out, called his agent and said it was time to party. Before we knew it, he was showered, dressed in his favourite tuxedo, and out of the arena."

Team personnel were not expecting to see him for days, but he showed up to practice bright and early on Sunday morning. He brought with him signed prints of the shoot for each of his teammates.

Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi said that this will probably not be his last interaction with the camera.

"This reminds me of the time he hired a photographer to follow him around while doing normal boring things like buying groceries and doing laundry," Girardi said.

"He was hoping to prove to all of us boys that he could look ordinary in photos. The result? He looked fantastic in every single one. He hasn't lived that down."

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