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.
Yields pair of goals in loss
GNew York Rangers
June 11, 2022
Shesterkin allowed two goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.
ANALYSIS
Shesterkin and the Rangers were done in by a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos. The loss was Shesterkin's fourth in a row, and it ended the Rangers' season. The 26-year-old finished the playoffs with 10-9 record, a 2.59 GAA and .929 save percentage in 20 contests. The Vezina nominee will now turn his focus to the NHL Awards before gearing up for 2022-23, when he projects to be a top-five fantasy goalie again.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Igor Shesterkin
DraftKings NHL: Saturday Breakdown
63 days ago
Chris Morgan previews Game 6 between the Lightning and Rangers on Saturday, providing his picks to help you build a winning lineup.
DraftKings NHL: Thursday Breakdown
65 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin checks in with his picks for Game 5 between the Rangers and Lightning on Thursday.
FanDuel NHL: Thursday Targets
65 days ago
Jason Chen breaks down Game 5 between the Rangers and Lightning on Thursday.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday Targets
65 days ago
Jordan Mazzara looks over Thursday's single-game slate as Frank Vatrano and the Rangers defend home ice against the Lightning.
DraftKings NHL: Tuesday Breakdown
67 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin previews Game 4 between the Rangers and Lightning on Tuesday, making his picks to help you build a winning DraftKings lineup.
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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Looking to end slump
GNew York Rangers
June 11, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the road goal in Saturday's Game 6 versus the Lightning, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
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First home loss since first round
GNew York Rangers
June 9, 2022
Shesterkin allowed two goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 5. The third goal was an empty-netter.
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In goal for Game 5
GNew York Rangers
June 9, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the home goal in Thursday's Game 5 versus the Lightning, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
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Allows three goals in Game 4 loss
GNew York Rangers
June 7, 2022
Shesterkin stopped 27 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning.
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Looking to bounce back
GNew York Rangers
June 7, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the road goal in Tuesday's Game 4 versus the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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