Henrik Lundqvist earned the "King Henrik" nickname during his rookie season with the New York Rangers, when his dominant play led fans and media to adopt the moniker. Shortly after that, he seized the throne in a bloody coup, then placed the heads of his enemies and all those who opposed his rule on stakes outside of Madison Square Garden. That sealed it. He was King Henrik.
But what, exactly, is he the king of?
New York doesn't have a king, and they won't until the unknown event that triggers the apocalypse and turns it into a wasteland. And even then, their ruler might turn out to only be a Duke, like in Escape From New York. So it's not the big apple.
It's not Sweden, either. They have a different king. His name is Carl.
Alas, the kingdom of King Henrik has been a great mystery to all for years now. But Nickelodeon believes it has solved it: voting is now open for the all-important 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, and Henrik Lundqvist is nominated for "King of Swag".Read More »from Henrik Lundqvist up for 'King of Swag' at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards