Rangers re-sign goalie Igor Shesterkin on four-year contract

New York Rangers' Igor Shesterkin warms up. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

The New York Rangers have locked up Igor Shesterkin after signing the Russian goaltender to a four-year contract Monday.

The financial terms were not disclosed by the club, although Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reported it's a $22.666-million deal ($5.65-million average annual value).

Shesterkin, whose cap hit in 2020-21 was $925,000, was a restricted free agent, but did not file for arbitration.

The 25-year-old from Moscow emerged as the starter this past season after the Rangers parted ways with Henrik Lundqvist. Shesterkin posted a 16-14-3 record, including two shutouts, and registered a 2.62 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.

Overall, Shesterkin holds a 23-12-3 record, 2.59 GAA and .921 save percentage over the past two seasons. He was a fourth-round pick, 118th overall, in 2014.

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