Contract demands of Rangers star goaltender Igor Shesterkin have been released

Samer Dagher
June 3, 2024  (8:50 PM)

New York Rangers star goaltender Igor Shesterkin
Photo credit: New York Post

New York Rangers star goaltender Igor Shesterkin is up for a contract extension, and his camp's surprising demands have been made public.

According to NY Post reporter Mollie Walker, Shesterkin could be seeking a deal with an average annual value (AAV) of $12 million. His current contract, which has a cap hit of $5.67 million, expires next season. This new demand would more than double his current salary.
Mollie Walker of the NY Post has claimed in her recent article, that goaltender Igor Shesterkin could be looking for $12M AAV on his next contract.

Investing so much money in a goaltender is always risky, as seen with the Canadiens and Carey Price. However, Shesterkin might be worth it. Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice compared him to the great José Théodore after their tough Eastern Conference finals against the Rangers.
"I haven't seen a series by a goaltender like that since José Théodore in 2002."

Paul Maurice says that Igor Shesterkin was "brilliant" in this series:

Many Rangers fans believe Shesterkin is worth every penny. They would likely be happy with making him the highest-paid goaltender in the league, thanks to some other team-friendly deals.
The Rangers should make Igor Shesterkin the highest paid goalie in the league. They should also reward Alexi Lafreniere with a long term deal. What a bargain Vincent Trocheck's deal turned out to be for NYR after his incredible season and playoffs. #NYR

Shesterkin was the best player on the team in the playoffs this year, consistently getting wins even when the team was outplayed.
Igor Shesterkin gave everything in this playoff run ...

- Faced 524 shots in 16 games
- .926 save-percentage
- Rangers out-shot in 13 of 16 games in playoffs

Never stopped competing 🔥

In summary, while Shesterkin deserves to be the highest-paid goalie in the league, the team around him will need to step up their performance to win a Stanley Cup.
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Rangers reporter reveals shocking ask from Igor Shesterkin's next contract
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Contract demands of Rangers star goaltender Igor Shesterkin have been released

How big do you think the AAV will be on Igor Shesterkin's next contract with the New York Rangers?

<8 million5322.5 %
8-9 million7330.9 %
9-10.5 million6828.8 %
>10.5 million4217.8 %
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