Lundqvist Signs Seven-Year Extension with Rangers

Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers signed goalie Henrik Lundqvist to a seven-year contract extension, worth $59.5 million on Wednesday.

Lundqvist and the Rangers have struggled through the early part of the season, but the deal will make him the highest-paid goalie in the NHL.

"I want to be a Ranger for life," Lundqvist said in a post-practice news conference Wednesday. "That was a big thing that became clear to me, because how they treated me. Everything from coaches to players to everyone working around the organization, the city, fans -- it's been incredible. To picture myself anywhere else, it was just wrong. Never, never an option."

The former All-Star is 8-11 this season with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

Coach Alain Vigneault benched Lundqvist the past two games and has gone with Cam Talbot.

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