Igor Shestyorkin named KHL goalie of the month

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Igor Shestyorkin was selected by the Rangers 118th overall in the 2014 NHL draft and the 14th goalie taken that year. The Rangers also selected Brandon Halverson with their first pick, which was in the second round.

Halverson is playing well with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL, but it’s Shestyorkin that is the best prospect in the Rangers system.

Yesterday the KHL announced that Skestyorkin, 20, was named the best KHL goalie in the league for the month of October. So far he has played in 18 games with SKA St. Petersburg and has a record of 13-1-2 with a 1.46 GAA and a .943 save percentage.

Shestyorkin, a young rookie playing in a professional hockey league against men, has dominated opposition. He has six shutouts, an 11 game win streak, and posted the third longest shutout streak in KHL history, lasting 272:08, which is about four and a half games.

The Rangers goalie prospect has the third best save percentage in the KHL, and the two guys ahead of him are at least five years older than him. This is a great start to Shetyorkin’s career and hopefully it continues. He really seems to be the future starter of this team some day.

When looking at the rest of the goalie prospects, it’s pretty remarkable the amount of talent that the Rangers have been able to amass.

Brandon Halverson, 2nd Rd ‘14 (ECHL) – 2-1-0, 1.97 GAA, .929 SV%, 1 SO

Adam Huska, 7th Rd ’15 (NCAA) – 1-1-1, 2.59 GAA, .938 SV%,

Tyler Wall, 6th Rd ’16 (NCAA) – 4-1-1, 1.92 GAA, .927 SV%, 1 SO

Mackenzie Skapski, 6th Rd ’13 (AHL) – 0-3-0, 4.57 GAA, .870 SV%

If the Rangers were making a trade and had to throw in a goal prospect, the amount of depth and talent in their system makes that pretty manageable.

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Rangers Updates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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