Igor Shesterkin

Igor Shesterkin

26-Year-Old GoalieG
New York Rangers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Shesterkin was up and down in his first season as New York's No. 1 goaltender in 2020-21. He played better than his 16-14-3 record suggests, but Shesterkin allowed at least four goals on eight different occasions in addition to missing 10 games in the middle of the year with a groin injury. There was nothing wrong with Shesterkin's 2.62 GAA and .916 save percentage, but both of those numbers could easily improve given the fact the Rangers have made a concerted effort to add grit, toughness, and responsible defensive players to their lineup this offseason. There's top-10 fantasy upside here, if not more, and Shesterkin could be available at a slight discount on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $22.7 million contract with the Rangers in August of 2021.
Extends win streak to four
GNew York Rangers
January 15, 2022
Shesterkin made 26 saves on 28 shots in a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Saturday.
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Shesterkin continued to shine Saturday, winning his fourth straight contest and improving his record to 17-4-2 this season in 23 appearances. The 26-year-old netminder has allowed five goals over those last four games, making at least 25 saves in each.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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There's no denying Shesterkin's talent, which was on full display during his 12 brilliant games with the Rangers last season, in which he racked up 10 wins thanks to a .932 save percentage. He's one of the league's most exciting prospects in net, but the path to elite netminding is never smooth, and the Rangers have another young goalie they can turn to in Alexandar Georgiev. Shesterkin showed great poise in limited viewings, but how effective he can remain over an entire season is still up in the air. He has fantastic long-term value in fantasy, but he'll enter the 2020-21 campaign with some inherent risk due to his limited sample size. Still, Shesterkin's upside is essentially unmatched, making him worthy of an early-round pick in most fantasy formats.
Shesterkin is a dynasty leaguer's dream, but his path to immediate playing time is blocked by the duo of Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev in net. The 23-year-old absolutely dominated KHL competition as the goalie for SKA Saint Petersburg -- a powerhouse team in a league that more resembles European soccer with its lack of parity. He posted a minuscule 1.11 GAA along with a .953 save percentage in 28 games last season, and Shesterkin will look to adjust to life in North America quickly so he can challenge Georgiev for the backup job. Expect Shesterkin to start the year in the AHL in order to maximize his playing time, but know that his ceiling is about as high as it gets for a goaltending prospect.
We're at least a season away from the Rangers putting the “York” in Shestyorkin, but it's never too early for dynasty owners to start keeping an eye on one of the best young goaltenders in the world. Shestyorkin has dominated in the KHL over the past two years, backing up a 1.64 GAA and .937 save percentage in 2016-17 with 1.69 and .933 marks last season for SKA Saint Petersburg. The 22-year-old Russian's contract is up at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, and with Henrik Lundqvist getting up there in age, Shestyorkin could contribute right away if the Rangers can coax him into coming over to North America next season.
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Defending cage Saturday
GNew York Rangers
January 15, 2022
Shesterkin will start between the pipes on the road Saturday against Philadelphia, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
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Earns shutout in return
GNew York Rangers
January 13, 2022
Shesterkin posted a 37-save shutout in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.
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Returning versus Sharks
GNew York Rangers
January 13, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the road goal Thursday versus the Sharks, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
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Clears COVID-19 protocols
GNew York Rangers
January 13, 2022
Shesterkin has exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols ahead of Thursday's game against San Jose, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
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Lands in COVID-19 protocols
GNew York Rangers
Covid-19
January 6, 2022
Shesterkin was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
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