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.
Win streak at seven
GNew York Rangers
January 24, 2022
Shesterkin stopped 34 shots in regulation and overtime and four of six shootout attempts in Monday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
It was another sharp performance for the 26-year-old, who has won seven straight starts to boost his record to 20-4-2. Shesterkin carries a stellar 2.07 GAA and .937 save percentage.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Goalie Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2021 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Goalie Game Log...
2020 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Goalie Game Log...
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Goalie Game Log...
2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    58:05
Rangers Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Igor Shesterkin
Handicapping the NHL: Thursday's Best Bets
Yesterday
AJ Scholz dives into his favorite bets in Thursday's 10-game slate, including how best to cash in on Chris Kreider's six-game goal streak.
FanDuel NHL: Thursday Targets
Yesterday
Jason Chen is plugging in a Ducks forward stack Thursday against the struggling Canadiens.
The Goalie Report: Risers & Fallers
2 days ago
Jason Chen tours the league's goalie situations and things aren't going so well for Connor Hellebuyck in Winnipeg.
NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers
3 days ago
Jan Levine analyzes the risers and fallers in hockey this week, including Sidney Crosby, who his closing in on his 500th career goal.
FanDuel NHL: Monday Targets
4 days ago
Jason Chen likes the look of a Stars forward stack Monday against the Flyers.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
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.
More Fantasy News
Tending twine Monday
GNew York Rangers
January 24, 2022
Shesterkin will be stationed between the pipes for Monday's home tilt with the Kings, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Secures sixth-straight win
GNew York Rangers
January 22, 2022
Shesterkin made 26 saves on 29 shots in a 7-3 win over the Coyotes on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Facing Coyotes on Saturday
GNew York Rangers
January 22, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Coyotes, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Extends streak to five
GNew York Rangers
January 19, 2022
Shesterkin made 35 saves on 38 shots in a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Taking on Toronto
GNew York Rangers
January 19, 2022
Shesterkin will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's home matchup with the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.