Rangers Roundup: Brennan Othmann gets first with Petes, Henrik Lundqvist is Sweden’s greatest goalie, and more

New York Rangers top prospect Brennan Othmann was traded by the Flint Firebirds to the Peterborough Petes last week.

The talented forward has now acclimated himself to the Petes and their fans by scoring a pretty goal in his second game.

Othmann, 19, has 12 goals and 25 points in 18 games on 90 shots this season. Last year he took a giant leap forward by registering 50 goals and 97 points in 66 games for the Firebirds.

“My focus is on the team goals and I want to win a championship. It’s what I set out to do at 16 years old,” Othmann said at his intro presser. “For me, it’s about learning how to be a pro and I want to play in the NHL next year. Right now, I’m a Pete and the goal is to win a championship and a Memorial Cup.”

Brennan Othmann gets first with Petes

Othmann registered his first point and goal as a member of the Peterborough Petes in their victory on Thursday night against the Oshawa Generals.

The tally came late in the second period with the Petes on a two-man advantage. Othmann worked a give-and-go then broke in alone on the Generals goalie to tuck it home.

He finished the contest with 5 shots on goal and 2 penalty minutes.

Henrik Lundqvist named Sweden’s greatest goalie

Henrik Lundqvist night
Jan 28, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers former goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts during a ceremony to retire his number before a game against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It was a celebration for the ages as Sweden celebrated it’s rich hockey history in a star studded event.

Former New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was named the greatest goalie to ever come from Sweden. Also honored were forwards Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin, and Hakan Loob, along with defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom and Borje Salming.

Conny Evensson was named the greatest Swedish coach.

“It was named night,” Lundqvist posted on his IG story. “Fun to see so many legends of Swedish hockey. I was honored to receive the goalie of the century award and all star team.”

[Henrik Lundqvist] also played for Rögle, Frölunda, Mölndal and New York Rangers. 80 A international matches. Olympic gold 2006, Swedish champion 2003 and 2005, Golden Puck 2005, Golden Helmet 2005, Sweden’s best goalkeeper 2003, 2004, 2005, NHL’s best goalkeeper 2012. Had his national breakthrough in 2003 when he was a very important piece of the puzzle in the winning Frölunda team SM gold. Played 887 NHL games with the New York Rangers over 16 seasons.

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