Igor Shesterkin's shocking contract demands from New York Rangers revealed

Graham Montgomery
June 3, 2024  (8:18 PM)

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin
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Igor Shesterkin is looking like he will be the next highest paid goalie in the NHL based on his reported demands from the New York Rangers.

According to Mollie Walker of the NY Post, Shesterkin is looking to land a contract extension that would have an average-annual-value in the 12 million dollar range. Currently, the highest paid goaltender in the NHL is Panthers netminder and countryman of Shesterkin, Sergei Bobrovsky. Carey Price carries a higher cap hit, but he is on LTIR and his career is over.
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.

It is hard to argue that Shesterkin does not deserve it. He was clearly the Rangers best player in the playoffs, keeping the team in games they had no reason to be in and even earning several wins, stealing them from opponents that played much better. Head coach Peter Laviolette was highly complimentary of his number one netminder after the team was eliminated.
"He had a heck of a series. I thought Igor was outstanding."

Peter Laviolette talks about Igor Shesterkin's play in this series:

USA Today reporter Vince Mercogliano agrees that Shesterkin should be the highest paid goalie in the league. He was on Sportsnet 590 with Jeff Marek to share his thoughts on the Rangers goalie today.
"He deserves to be among, if not the very highest-paid goalie in the league."

@vzmercogliano gives his opinion on what the next contract entails for #NYR's star netminder Igor Shesterkin with @JeffMarek.

All of this would seem to indicate that Shesterkin will, in fact, be the highest paid goaltender in the NHL, at least for a little bit. He still has one year left on his current deal, but he will be eligible to sign an extension starting July 1st, and it should be a top priority for the team, so be sure to stay tuned for an announcement on that front as early as this summer.
Source: BladeofSteel
Ranger's Superstar goalie Igor Shesterkin Reveals Ask For Next Contract
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