Igor Shesterkin ranked as the top NHL prospect by TSN

TSN‘s Craig Button lists Igor Shesterkin at #1 on his list of top-50 NHL affiliated prospects. Shesterkin ranked 10th in his rankings last year and Button says he has “all the tools necessary – skill, poise, sense and technical ability – to be a success at the NHL level and is the heir apparent to Henrik Lundqvist on Broadway.” (TSN) Other Ranger prospects ranked by Button include: 22: Nils Lundkvist…

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What happens now that Igor Shesterkin has been called up

1/8 | Craig Custance writes that the Rangers asking price for Georgiev is not believed to be cheap. (The Athletic) 1/7 | Igor Shesterkin will make his NHL debut tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. The Rangers are currently carrying three goaltenders, Shesterkin, Henrik Lundqvist and Alexander Georgiev. Shesterkin, 24 last week, is in the first-year of a two-year entry level deal and his contract includes an ability to leave the…

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Igor Shesterkin will start against Colorado

4:24PM: David Quinn spoke after practice today and said (NYR): On Shesterkin, “you are talking about a guy who is incredibly athletic, mentally tough, embraces the challenge nightly to do everything he can to make sure his team can win a hockey game.” On why Shesterkin was called up, “I just think it’s a natural progression. When you have a guy playing as well as he was in the AHL…

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Igor Shesterkin called up from Hartford

9:33AM: Larry Brooks tweets that Shesterkin’s call up is not related to the other two goalies and that it’s likely he will start tomorrow against Colorado. 9:17AM: The Rangers have announced that Igor Shesterkin has been called up from Hartford. From the Rangers 1/6 Prospect Report: “He has impressed all season long. No matter the type of game or the amount of work, he is always calm and focused. The…

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Igor Shesterkin named AHL goalie of the month

The AHL has announced that Rangers prospect Igor Shesterkin has been named goalie of the month for October. Shesterkin is 5-1 with a GAA of 1.49 and save percentage of .942 to start his rookie season in Hartford/North America. Shesterkin is in the first-year of a two-year deal. It’s believed that his contract for next season includes a European Assignment clause. Prior to coming to North America, Shesterkin posted a…

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Rangers officially announce signings of Kravtsov and Shesterkin

The Rangers have officially announced the signings of top prospects Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin, 23, signs a two-year entry level deal that includes a clause that would allow him to return to Russia if he is assigned to Hartford. Kravtsov, 19, signs a three-year entry level deal that has a cap hit of $925,000 per season and also includes a clause that would allow him to return to…

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