Lundqvist said that he thinks it would be a nice marketing opportunity to bring the NHL players to South Korea and that it would help grow the game. (TV2)
Lundqvist has remained consistent in his hope that the NHL will allow players to play in the Olympics.
Mats Zuccarello has also said that he would like to play in the Olympics again.
The NHL is not allowing any player on an NHL contract to play in the Olympics.
Olympic ice hockey begins on 2/10/18 and concludes on 2/25/18.
In that stretch the Rangers currently have games scheduled against:
- 2/11 - @ Jets
- 2/13 - @ Wild
- 2/15 - @ Islanders
- 2/17 - @ Ottawa
- 2/18 - Philly
- 2/22 - @ Montreal
- 2/23 - Wild
- 2/25 - Red Wings
Lundqvist has played for Sweden thrice in the Olympics, winning Gold in 2006 and Silver in 2014.