Igor Shesterkin
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The young Russian netminder signs landmark contract. 

On Monday afternoon, the New York Rangers announced the club has agreed to a record-setting deal with netminder Igor Shesterkin.

Shesterkin, 25, was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round (No. 118 overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Last season, Shesterkin appeared in 35 games for the Rangers. He posted a .916 save percentage with a 2.62 goals against average. Those numbers were good enough to earn a 16-14-3 record.


The deal means the Rangers now have their two goaltenders signed through the 2021-22 season. Alexandar Georgiev has one year remaining on his contract with a $2.452 million AAV.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.