Read: Igor Shestyorkin was happy to be drafted by the Rangers

Rangers draft pick Igor Shestyorkin went 1 and 5 for Spartak last season with a .903 save percentage and 2.80 GAA but will move to St. Petersburg this season.  (KHL)

In 2012-13, playing in the junior league in Russia, Shestyorkin was 9-1-4 in the regular season with a 2.10 GAA and .920 save percentage and 6-3 in the playoffs with a 1.59 GAA and .948 save percentage. (KHL)

In 2013-14 playing in the junior league in Russsia, Shestyorkin was 14-5-4 with a 1.92 GAA and .947 save percentage and in the playoffs he was 12-7 with a 1.75 GAA and .937 save percentage. (KHL)

Shestyorkin still needs time to develop in Russia and his coach doesn’t think he is ready to play on a “top team” in the KHL. He is an athletic goalie and can develop into a “solid starter” if “everything goes well” in his development. (HF)

He could be the “steal of the draft” for the Rangers with his lateral movement and good instincts. The Rangers expect him to be an “elite” netminder when he comes to North America.  (HF)

The Rangers Russian scout Vladimir Lutchenko spoke with Shestyorkin many times during the season and called him immediately after he was picked. Shestyorkin said that he was glad to be drafted by the Rangers but has not had any discussions about moving to North America. He plans to play this season with St. Petersburg. (Dynamo)




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