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Igor Olegovich Shestyorkin (Russian: Игорь Олегович Шестёркин, born 30 December 1995) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently under contract with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth round, 118th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Igor Shestyorkin
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Born (1995-12-30) 30 December 1995 (age 23)
Moscow, Russia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Spartak Moscow
SKA Saint Petersburg
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2014
New York Rangers
Playing career 2014–present

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Playing careerEdit

Shestyorkin played as a youth with Krylya Sovetov Moscow before he was selected by Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, 43rd overall in the 2012 KHL Draft, as a 16-year old. He played his first season within Spartak, at the MHL level, featuring for MHK Spartak in the 2012–13 season.

Shestyorkin made his professional and KHL debut midway through the following 2013–14 season, recalled from MHK to close out the final 8 minutes for Spartak in relief of Alexei Ivanov in a 5–3 defeat to HC Ugra on 20 January 2014.[1] He was given his first start three days later, allowing 2 goals in a 3–1 loss to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl on 23 January 2014.[2] In his eighth appearance, Shestyorkin collected his first win, making 33 saves in a 3–0 shutout victory over HC Slovan Bratislava on 2 March 2014.[3] Returning the MHL, Shestyorkin registered a 12–7 record in 19 playoff games, along with a 1.75 goals against averange and a .937 save percentage, and four shutouts to help MHK Spartak win the MHL Championship.

While out of contract from Spartak and showing strong potential, Shestyorkin signed a contract with perennial powerhouse SKA Saint Petersburg on 6 June 2014.[4] As the fifth ranked goalie entering the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Shestyorkin was selected in the fourth round, 118th overall, by the New York Rangers on 28 June 2014.[5]

On 3 May 2019, Shestyorkin signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.[6]

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
Olympic Games
  2018 Pyeongchang
Representing   Russia
World Championships
  2016 Russia
  2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
  2015 Canada

Shestyorkin was a member of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team at the 2018 Winter Olympics. While capturing the Gold medal, he did not see any action throughout the tournament as the nations third goaltender.

Shestyorkin represented Russia and was one of top goaltenders at the following 2018 World Championships in Denmark. He finished with two victories - both shutouts - and a 1.46 goals against average and a .942 save percentage, both of which were the third-best at the event.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012–13 MHK Spartak MHL 15 9 1 4 886 31 2 2.10 .920 9 6 3 529 14 3 1.59 .948
2013–14 MHK Spartak MHL 23 14 5 4 1399 33 5 1.42 .947 19 12 7 1134 33 4 1.75 .937
2013–14 Spartak Moscow KHL 9 1 5 2 428 20 1 2.80 .903
2014–15 SKA-1946 MHL 3 2 0 1 159 6 0 2.26 .934 13 7 6 778 32 1 2.47 .910
2014–15 SKA-Karelia VHL 8 3 3 2 488 14 1 1.72 .943
2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 6 3 0 3 231 9 0 2.33 .917
2015–16 SKA-Neva VHL 25 16 6 3 1513 30 6 1.19 .954
2015–16 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 7 5 2 0 419 18 1 2.58 .912
2015–16 SKA-1946 MHL 2 1 1 0 119 3 0 1.51 .946
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 39 27 4 6 2191 60 8 1.64 .937 5 4 1 228 7 0 1.84 .940
2017–18 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 28 20 4 4 1593 45 7 1.70 .933 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 1.000
2018–19 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 28 24 4 0 1681 31 10 1.11 .953 10 4 5 522 17 0 1.95 .904
KHL totals 117 80 19 15 6,543 183 27 1.68 .935 16 8 6 751 24 0 1.91 .919

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 Russia IH18 5th 1 5.00 .821
2013 Russia WJC18 4th 6 4 2 0 345 13 0 2.26 .937
2015 Russia WJC   5 3 2 0 242 8 1 1.98 .938
2016 Russia WC  
2017 Russia WC  
2018 OAR OG  
2018 Russia WC 6th 4 2 0 1 205 5 2 1.46 .942
Senior totals 4 2 0 1 205 5 2 1.46 .942

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ugra 5, Spartak 3 Game Summary" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Lokomotiv 3 - Spartak 1". Kontinental Hockey League. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Spartak blank Slovan 3-0". Kontinental Hockey League. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "SKA sign goaltender prospect Shestyorkin" (in Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Rangers select Igor Shestyorkin at 118". sny.tv. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Rangers Agree to Terms With Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shesterkin". NHL.com. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Season in review: Igor Shestyorkin". New York Rangers. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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