Shesterkin agrees to four-year contract with Rangers


Igor Shesterkin agreed to a four-year contract with the New York Rangers on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 25-year-old goalie was 16-14-3 with a 2.62 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and two shutouts in 35 games (31 starts) last season.

Among rookie goalies who played at least 10 games, Shesterkin was third in games, tied with Kaapo Kahkonen of the Minnesota Wild for third in wins, fourth in save percentage and fifth in GAA. He was fifth in voting for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL rookie of the year.

Selected by New York in the fourth round (No. 118) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Shesterkin is 26-16-3 with a 2.59 GAA, a .921 save percentage and two shutouts in 47 regular-season games (43 starts). He lost his only game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, making 27 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Aug. 4, 2020.

Defenseman Libor Hajek is the lone remaining Rangers restricted free agent. Forward Filip Chytil agreed to a two-year contract July 29.

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