The goalie has spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the Rangers and has found a way to give back to the community in need.
The state of New York has been hit the hardest by the coronavirus in the United States, with about half of the more than 74,000 confirmed cases nationwide and 285 deaths as of Thursday, per CNN.com.
Lundqvist's donation will help families affected, either medically or financially.
Other local sports stars have helped, including Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who donated $323,000 to Feeding America to help those in the New York area, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.
Various teams, players and owners have also donated to different programs. Among them, New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees said Thursday he will donate $5 million to the state of Louisiana.