Rangers Roundup: Igor Shesterkin 1st All Star game, Brennan Othmann wins Gold again, and more

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May 28, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) waves to the crowd after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in game six of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Igor Shesterkin officially became an NHL All-Star on Thursday night. The League announced its initial rosters and the 27 year-old goaltender will be the New York Rangers representative in Sunrise, Florida on February 3 and 4.

This also makes Shesterkin the Rangers seventh goalie in history to be selected for to the All-Star Game. He now joins Chuck Rayner, Gump Worsley, Ed Giacomin, Gilles Villemure, Mike Richter, and Henrik Lundqvist to do so.

Igor Shesterkin named to 1st All Star Game

It’s been another strong season as the defending Vezina Winner makes a bid for another. On the year, he’s 18-6-5 with a GAA of 2.43 and a save percentage of .917 including one shutout.

The NHL changed the format for this season by having their hockey ops select one player from every team to make up the initial eight-man rosters for each division. The three remaining players per division (2 skaters and 1 goalie) will be decided by fans via a vote which you can access here.

“I can’t wait (for the) All Star (game),” Shesterkin said after the selection. “Now go vote for my friends.”

For the full roster list check it out here.

Brennan Othmann captures WJC Gold Again

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Brennan Othmann Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Tarrytown July 12, 2022. Credit: © Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News / USA TODAY NETWORK Rangers Development Camp

Top New York Rangers prospect Brennan Othmann recorded two assists and a bone-jarring hit to help Canada win back to back Gold Medals at the World Junior Championship.

Canada defeated Czechia and another Rangers prospect, Jaroslav Chmelar in overtime by a 3-2 score.

Othmann, 19, has 13 goals and 35 points in 26 games split between the Flint and Peterborough of the OHL. He was selected by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2021 Draft.

It’s hard to say because I believe, and I think that I’m capable, to play in the NHL next year. I I really do believe that. I’m confident in myself. I know it’s going to take a good offseason for myself to do that. … But at the same time, playing at the next level is hard and I want to really work hard this summer at being capable of playing there. I hope this time next year, I’m going back to New York from Christmas break. I’m looking forward to that time and looking forward to the training camp next year to see what happens. 

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