Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Today was the annual New York Rangers golf outing with all current Rangers and coaching staff, some alumni, corporate people and fans. It was quite rainy and at one point the rain was going sideways. It was held at Trump International and was the golfing, reception and dinner.
From Jim Cerny's blog:
Henrik Lundqvist knows his role with the Rangers organization, and plays it to perfection. And I don't just mean being the club's world-class goaltender. Lundqvist understands that he is the face of this organization and as such it is his responsibility at these types of events to be seen and to schmooze with the attendees. And he did just that, easily moving from group to group casually making small talk, telling funny stories, and most importantly, making each guest feel that he, personally, appreciated that he/she was there. It is a gift that not every famous athlete owns. But Henrik indeed has that gift.
That's got to be some additional pressure on Henrik being the 'face of the NY Rangers'. Not only is he to be perfect in the net, he's got to be classy, worry about his image and make sure he welcomes and talks to everyone at these events. Wow.
I hope he went home and soaked in the hot tub for hours. Got a massage and relaxed. I find schmoozing events to be stressful if I'm the one that needs to talk to everyone.
How does a fan get invited to this? Even though I'm not that good at golfing I'd love to drive the golf cart. Or the beer cart.