Igor Shesterkin
Igor Shesterkin
25-Year-Old GoalieG
New York Rangers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Shestyorkin signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Rangers in April of 2019.
Night to forget in opener
GNew York Rangers
January 14, 2021
Shesterkin stopped 29 of 33 shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders.
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Shesterkin had no chance on the Islanders' first goal, but he then gave up a pair that he would like back to put his team in a 3-0 first-period hole. He tightened things up after that point, but the Rangers failed to generate any offense against the stout Islanders defense. This was an ugly opener in all facets of the game for the Rangers, but Shesterkin should benefit from more goal support moving forward, and he showed that he's capable of holding up his end of the bargain in last year's brief NHL action, going 10-2-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .932 save percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Between pipes against Isles
GNew York Rangers
January 13, 2021
Shesterkin will tend the twine in Thursday's Opening Night matchup with the Islanders
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Loses postseason debut
GNew York Rangers
August 4, 2020
Shesterkin (undisclosed) allowed three goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3.
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Starting Tuesday
GNew York Rangers
August 4, 2020
Shesterkin (undisclosed) will be in goal for Game 3 against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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Remains out Monday
GNew York Rangers
August 3, 2020
Shesterkin remains unfit to play against Carolina on Monday despite earlier reporters he would be in goal, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports.
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In goal Monday
GNew York Rangers
August 3, 2020
Shesterkin (undisclosed) will get the starting nod against Carolina on Monday, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
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