Igor Shesterkin

Igor Shesterkin

26-Year-Old GoalieG
New York Rangers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Any fantasy manager lucky enough to have Shesterkin on their roster a season ago was rewarded with one of the best seasons by a goaltender in NHL history. His 2.07 GAA and .935 save percentage both led the league, while adding 36 victories and six shutouts. Shesterkin won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender, while finishing third in voting for the Hart Trophy as league MVP behind only Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid. It's a stretch to expect a repeat performance given how dominant Shesterkin was a year ago, but he won't turn 27 until the end of December and even a minor dip in his numbers would still result in Shesterkin being one of the best netminders in the game. He has a real chance to be the first goaltender off the board in fantasy leagues this coming fall. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $22.7 million contract with the Rangers in August of 2021.
Allows four goals in loss
GNew York Rangers
November 28, 2022
Shesterkin stopped 33 of 37 shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to New Jersey.
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Shesterkin was staked to an early 2-0 lead but would allow four unanswered goals before the end of the second period en route to a 5-3 loss. The 26-year-old netminder has lost his last two outings, allowing four goals in each. Shesterkin is now 10-4-3 on the season with a .913 save percentage. He'll look to bounce back Wednesday against the Senators.
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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.
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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Facing Devils on Monday
GNew York Rangers
November 28, 2022
Shesterkin will get the starting nod at home against the Devils on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
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Falters during 'embarrassing' loss
GNew York Rangers
November 26, 2022
Shesterkin made 28 saves but surrendered four third-period goals during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the visiting Oilers.
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Facing Edmonton
GNew York Rangers
November 26, 2022
Shesterkin will defend the home crease versus Edmonton on Saturday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
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Overcomes sloppy first period
GNew York Rangers
November 22, 2022
Shesterkin allowed three goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Kings.
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Tending twine versus Kings
GNew York Rangers
November 22, 2022
Shesterkin will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Kings, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.
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