The New York Rangers have extended 25 year old goaltender Igor Shesterkin to a four year contract worth $5.67 million per season.
Shesterkin's new deal is the richest ever handed out to an NHL goaltender on a second contract according to NHL insider Frank Seravalli.
Indeed, NHL salary cap resource CapFriendly has confirmed that Shesterkin's new contract is the richest ever paid to a goalie on a second year deal and it comes it at a $5.67 cap hit.
Shesterkin appeared in 35 games with the Rangers this past season, posting a 16-14-3 record, along with a 2.62 GAA, a .916 SV%, and 2 SO. The 6-2, 182-pounder has appeared in 47 career NHL games over parts of two seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21), both with the Rangers, posting a 26-16-3 record, along with a 2.59 GAA, a .921 SV%, and 2 SO. Shesterkin also appeared in one game during the 2020 postseason.
The Moscow, Russia native was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round, 118th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.