This past season in the KHL, Rangers prospect Igor Shesterkin was 20-4-4 with a 1.70 GAA and 93.3% save percentage.
In all of his time, including playoffs, in the KHL, Shesterkin is 60-16-15 with a 1.87 GAA and 93% save percentage.
Shesterkin has split time the past two seasons in SKA with Mikko Koskinen but Koskinen has left the KHL and signed with the Oilers.
Shesterkin,22, has one-year left on his KHL contract.
Nick Bobrov, the Rangers Director off Euro Scouting, said that Shesterkin elevates his game no matter the situation and that he is a "smooth and calming" influence on his team. (NYR)
Bobrov said that as a team, when Shesterkin is in net, "you know things will be OK. There's very a seldom moment where he bobbles anything. That ability to create that calm environment made him successful." (NYR)
Adam Rotter: Shesterkin should be the starter for SKA this season and that will give him at least one full season as a starter at a pro level. It will be interesting to see what Shesterkin decides to do after this coming season and if he will come to North America. Henrik Lundqvist is still under contract for three-more seasons which would mean that if Shesterkin were to come over after this season he'd, in the best case scenario, split time with Lundqvist. The Rangers may think that is fine and that the 20-30 games he might get will be worth it because of all the extra time he would spend with Benoit Allaire. At some point, it's expected that Shesterkin will replace Henrik Lundqvist as the Rangers starting goalie but that is still a little bit away.