The Rangers have announced that Igor Shesterkin was named the teame MVP for the 2021-22 season.
From the Rangers:
- The Most Valuable Player Award was voted on by members of the New York Rangers media and has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1941-42 season. Shesterkin is the first Rangers goaltender since Henrik Lundqvist in 2017-18 to win the award.
- Heading into the final game of the season, Shesterkin has posted a 36-13-4 record to go along with his .935 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average. In addition, Shesterkin has recorded six shutouts. Shesterkin is the fourth goalie in team history (Lundqvist, Richter, Giacomin) to win 36 or more games in a season. He currently leads the NHL in both save percentage and goals against average.
Barclay Goodrow and Jacob Trouba were named co-winners of the Players’ Players Award.
From the Rangers: “The Players’ Player Award has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1958-59 season and recognizes the Ranger who, as selected by his teammates, “best exemplifies what it means to be a team player.” It is the first time the award has been shared since Chris Drury and Blair Betts earned the honors in 2008-09.”