The Rangers have signed RFA goalie Alex Georgiev to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.425 million. (CapFriendly)
Georgiev will have a salary of $2.2 million this season and $2.65 for 2021-22.
He will be an RFA when this contract expires.
From the Rangers:
- Georgiev, 24, appeared in 34 games with the Rangers this past season, posting a 17-14-2 record, along with a 3.04 GAA, a .910 SV%, and 2 SO.
- He established career-bests in several categories in 2019-20, including appearances, games started (32), and wins, and he led Rangers goaltenders in all three categories during the season.
- Georgiev won 13 games in which he made 30 or more saves this past season, which was tied for the sixth-most in the NHL.
- He posted a 13-5-1 record in 19 road appearances in 2019-20; his 13 road wins were tied for the fifth-most in the NHL during the season, and his .921 SV% on the road was tied for the ninth-best in the NHL (min. 10 road appearances).
- Georgiev posted a six-game road winning streak from November 23, 2019 at Montreal to December 28, 2019 at Toronto, and his six-game road winning streak was tied for the third-longest by a Rangers goaltender in franchise history (trailing only Mike Richter (eight games in 1996-97) and Dave Kerr (seven games in 1934-35)). Georgiev also tied for ninth among NHL goaltenders (min. 23 appearances) in SV% while shorthanded this past season (.888).
Adam Rotter: This is what was expected for Georgiev and knocks off one RFA from Jeff Gorton’s to-do list. Igor Shesterkin will enter next season as the Rangers #1 goalie but Georgiev will still get a number of starts, probably around 30 in a regular 82-game season, if not a few more. He has proven himself over the past three-seasons to be a very good goalie and a major find for the Rangers as an un-drafted free agent. If he continues to progress as a goalie then this will likely be his last contract with the Rangers and the next one he gets will be as a starter somewhere else.