Alex Georgiev has a painting of Martin Luther King Jr. and part of his ‘I Have A Dream‘ speech on his goalie mask.
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/c2MxqUbZol
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 18, 2021
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:
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.
10/13 | The NHLPA has announced the dates for the arbitration hearings:
The Rangers and each player could strike a deal prior to the hearing.
Adam Rotter: DeAngelo is first up for the Rangers, a week from today, and while so much focus in the last couple of weeks has been on Ryan Strome’s future, DeAngelo’s future is still in question. I don’t know if DeAngelo’s arbitration award will reach the “walk away” number, but the Rangers won’t walk away from DeAngelo. DeAngelo is a valuable player both to the rest of the NHL as a trade piece but to the Rangers as well. Short-term DeAngelo may be with the Rangers, but his long-term prospects are hazy.
Lemieux and Georgiev should both be easy contracts. Lemieux doesn’t have a ton to go on, in fact he has a some things, like his suspensions, going against him, but I’d expect them to strike a 2-year deal worth the $1.85 million Jesper Fast made. Georgiev will likely get a deal between $2.5 million and $3 million for 2-3 years to avoid arbitration.
10/10 | The NHLPA has announced that the following Rangers have filed for salary arbitration:
Hearings will take place between October 20th and November 8th.
If the arbitration award is greater than $4,538,958, the Rangers can walk away from the award.
From the NHL’s Return To Play MOU, “For 2020, in the event a Club exercises their Walk-Away Right (pursuant to Section 12.10 of the CBA) relating to a one-year Salary Arbitration award, the Player may within four (4) days of receipt of notice from the Club that they are exercising their Walk-Away Right, elect to enter into an SPC with the Club on the same terms as the Club had offered in the Club’s Salary Arbitration Brief.”
The Rangers have not had an arbitration hearing since walking away from Nikolai Zherdev’s award in 2009.
Phil Di Giueseppe, who the Rangers qualified and had arbitration rights, did not file. He will likely accept his qualifying offer salary of $735,000 or something close to it.
Adam Rotter: This was all expected and we will see what the Rangers plan of action is. I’d assume that it will be easier to get Lemieux and Georgiev signed than Strome and DeAngelo, that is if the Rangers plan to keep Strome and DeAngelo.
1:30PM: David Quinn spoke after the morning skate and said (NYR):
11:30AM: Georgiev will start in net against the Caps. (NYR)
10:40AM: Igor Shesterkin is on the ice for the Rangers morning skate today. (NYR)
Shesterkin has been out since he suffered a non-displaced rib fracture from a car accident on 2/23.
David Quinn has noted in the past week that Shesterkin has been on the ice and taking low shots, but this is his first official time on the ice with his teammates.
Alex Georgiev is expected to start tonight against Washington. (Stephenson)
3:38PM: David Quinn spoke after practice today and said (NYR):
1:27PM: Alex Georgiev will start in net for the Rangers on Tuesday against St. Louis at MSG. (Stephenson)
Georgiev stopped 74 of 79 shots against the Islanders and Canadiens last week before giving up five goals on 40 shots against the Flyers.
7:29PM: On NBCSN on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie said:
On Chris Kreider,
On Alex Georgiev,
On Jesper Fast,
On Lias Andersson,