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.
Starting in Buffalo
GNew York Rangers
January 27, 2021
Shesterkin will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Sabres.
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Shesterkin has struggled early on this season, posting an 0-2-1 record while registering a sub-par 2.99 GAA and .886 save percentage through his first four appearances. The 25-year-old backstop will attempt to start righting the ship in a road matchup with a Sabres squad that's averaging 2.67 goals per game at home this campaign, 20th in the NHL.
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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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Struggles continue
GNew York Rangers
January 24, 2021
Shesterkin made 16 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Sunday.
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Stopping pucks against Penguins
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January 24, 2021
Shesterkin will defend the road net in Sunday's matchup against the Penguins.
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Comes up short in shootout
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January 22, 2021
Shesterkin stopped 26 shots in regulation and overtime and one of three shootout attempts during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
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Between pipes Friday
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January 21, 2021
Shesterkin will tend the twine on the road against Pittsburgh on Friday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
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Needed in relief Tuesday
GNew York Rangers
January 19, 2021
Shesterkin stopped all eight shots he faced after replacing Alexandar Georgiev to begin the third period of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.
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