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.
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— x – New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 9, 2021
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.
Hearing Igor Shesterkin's new deal with #NYR is 4 years, $22.666 million. AAV of $5.65 million.
That is the most money ever handed out – in AAV and total dollars – to an NHL goaltender on his second contract.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) August 9, 2021
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.