The New York Rangers re-signed goalie Igor Shesterkin to a four-year contract that has an average annual value of $ 5.666 million, according to Mollie Walker of the New York Post.
The deal is the second-most important goalkeeper contract in league history. The previous record was held by Sergei Bobrovsky, who earned $ 5.625 million per year on his second contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Last season, Shesterkin was 16-14-3 with an average of 2.62 goals against and a .916 save percentage. The numbers aren’t surprising, but the 25-year-old has plenty of potential and was considered the best goalkeeper prospect in the entire league before making his NHL debut last season.
Shesterkin is a huge part of New York’s future, and the Rangers have a bright future ahead of him with him on board alongside Alexis Lafreniere, Artemi Panarin, Adam Fox, and many others.
Shesterkin’s deal comes after the Philadelphia Flyers re-signed goalie Carter Hart to a three-year extension worth $ 3.97 billion annually.
The highest paid goalkeepers in the NHL are Carey Price ($ 10.5 million from AAV), Bobrovsky ($ 10 million from AAV) and Andrei Vasilevskiy ($ 9.5 million from AAV).