Joel Lundqvist is 6'1 feet tall. He weighs 195 pounds and shoots left-handed when playing hockey. Lundqvist was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 68th overall) and signed a one year entry level two way contract with them in May 2006. He started his 2006 season in Iowa Stars scoring 38 points in 40 games but was called up and played his first game in Dallas on December 3, 2006. Lundqvist played 7 games in his first NHL playoff series, scoring two goals, and was assigned back to Iowa when Dallas was eliminated.
In Dallas he normally plays as checking forward on the third line. In Iowa he normally plays on the first line and is assigned as assistant team captain.
His identical twin brother Henrik Lundqvist had a successful rookie season as goaltender for the New York Rangers in the 2005–06 season, and continues to be one of the league's best goaltenders. He was afforded the opportunity to play his twin brother on December 14, 2006, in Dallas. It was the first time that a goaltender faced his twin. He and his brother are only the third set of twins to play each other in an NHL game in the history of the league.