Henrik Lundqvist – Rangers
On Friday, former Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist officially announced his retirement from the NHL. Lundqvist spent his entire 15-year career playing for the Rangers, where he became a fan favorite and club legend. Lundqvist finished his career with 459 wins, the 6th most in NHL history and most by a non-Canadian goalie. His 887 games played are the 8th most in the NHL and led active players before his retirement. Lundqvist was a key part of the Rangers teams that made a Stanley Cup push in 2014 and deep playoff run in 2015. His heroics in net saved the team countless times. Hank was named to 5 All-Star teams, won the Vezina trophy in 2012, and helped lead the Rangers to the President’s Trophy in 2015. His jersey will be raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden in the upcoming season.
Luke Voit – Yankees
A competition seems to have broken out between the Yankees first basemen as Luke Voit hopes to keep his playing time after the arrival of Anthony Rizzo. Over the last week, Voit’s hitting has played a huge role in a wild Yankees winning streak. In their series against the Twins, Voit was on fire as he recorded 2 RBI on Thursday’s 7-5 win, 4 on Friday’s 10-2 win, and another 2 on Saturday in a 7-1 win. Behind their red-hot bats, the Yanks jumped to 2nd in the AL East and a Wild Card spot.
Zach Wilson – Jets
It’s only preseason, but Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson is looking sharp. Over the last week, the Jets were in Green Bay for a joint practice with the Packers before their preseason game. Wilson went 9/11 for 128 yards and 2 TD as NY came out on top against a tough team, 23-14. While he’s yet to take a real NFL snap, he could lead the Jets in the right direction. New York are once again underdogs going into the year, but Wilson seems ready to turn some heads. Perhaps now the Jets truly have their franchise quarterback.