Rangers director of player personnel Gordie Clark praised goaltender prospect Igor Shestyorkin by saying that not only is how he plays impressive but how he handles himself as well. (NY Post)
Clark added that he is the "closest thing" that he has seen to Henrik Lundqvist. (NY Post)
He said that Shestyorkin has talked about wanting to play in the NHL and that his mentality when playing is "you shoot it, I'll stop it." (NY Post)
Goaltending coach Benoit Allaire reportedly reviews all of Shestyorkin's starts and earlier this year was "gushing" about his "technique and ability." (NY Post)
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From the Rangers prospect report on 12/19, "Shesterkin represented Russia at the 2016 Channel One Cup during the past week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft earned a win in each of his two appearances, helping Russia defeat Finland and the Czech Republic. Following the tournament, Shesterkin was named as the best goaltender in the Channel One Cup."
From the Rangers prospect report on 12/12, "Shesterkin posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 0.96 GAA and a .963 SV% (52 saves on 54 shots) during the week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 22-1-0 record, along with a 1.33 GAA, a .950 SV%, and 7 SO in his last 24 KHL appearances. In 30 KHL appearances in 2016-17, Shesterkin has posted a 25-2-1 record, along with a 1.51 GAA, a .943 SV%, and 8 SO. He leads the KHL in SO, is tied for third in GAA, and ranks fourth in SV% this season."