New York Rangers’ Russian goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin has become the only Russian player to enter the emblematic team of the best players of the 2021/2022 season.
In addition to the Russians, the list of the best includes Nashville Predators Swiss defender Roman Yosi, Colorado Avalanche Cale Makar Canadian defender, Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, as well as American Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau forward.
This season, Shesterkin, as part of the New York Rangers, reached the semifinals of the Stanley Cup, where they lost in a six-game match to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
During the 2021/22 regular season, Shesterkin played in 53 games, six of which were zero, and scored 93.5 percent of the shots.
It is worth noting that this is not the first success of the Russian goalkeeper this season. Rus was also recognized as the best goalkeeper of the season in the 2021/22 National Hockey League.
Before Shesterkin, only two Russian goalkeepers had won the Vezina Cup – Sergei Bobrovsky and Andrey Vasilevsky, who had been awarded twice.
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