New York Rangers: Teammates congratulate Shesterkin, Chris Drury a Finalist for Jim Gregory Award

Igor Shesterkin’s New York Rangers teammates congratulated him on winning the Vezina Trophy on Tuesday and GM Chris Drury named a finalist for the Jim Gregory award.

The smile on New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin showed the hockey world his excitement in winning the Vezina Trophy last night. His announcement that he and his wife were expecting a child this summer was the icing on top of the giant Blueshirt cake for the organization and his fans throughout New York City.

Teammates congratulate Shesterkin

Shesterkin’s teammates sent their congratulations to the 26-year-old via a tweet from the New York Rangers.



Adam Fox, Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, and Mika Zibanejead were just a few of the players who took a moment to show their appreciation for the season Shestsrkin had between the pipes.

Shesterkin came in third place in the Hart Trophy voting with Toronto’s Auston Matthews winning that trophy for the first time in his career.

First Team All-Star

Shestrkin ended the evening a member of the NHL’s First Team All-Star List joining Roman Josi, Cale Makar, Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Johnny Gaudreau.  This is the first time Igor was named a first-team All-Star.

Hart Trophy Voting

Results:

1- Auston Matthews – 1630 points
2- Connor McDavid – 1111 points
3- Igor Shesterkin – 738 points
4- Johnny Gaudreau – 617 points
5- Jonathan Huberdeau – 506 points

Chris Drury named a finalist for the Jim Gregory Award

General Manager Chris Drury was named a finalist for the Jim Gregory award, an annual award presented to recognize the work of the top general manager in the NHL. Voting for the award is done by NHL general managers, hockey operations personnel, and executives, at the conclusion of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In his first summer as general manager, Drury hired Gerard Gallant as head coach, who went on to be named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for NHL Coach of the Year. The Rangers acquired Barclay Goodrow from Tampa Bay and signed him to a six-year contract.  Goodrow accumulated career-highs in goals (13), assists (20), and points (33) while leading the Blueshirts in shorthanded time-on-ice (183:18).

At the trade deadline, Drury and the Rangers acquired key pieces to the playoff run in Andrew Copp, Frank Vatrano, Tyler Motte, and Justin Braun. Copp collected 32 points in 36 total games with the Rangers (8G-10A in 16 RS GP & 6G-8A in 20 PS GP) and finished with the second-most points by an in-season acquisition in Rangers history. Vatrano had 13 points (5G-8A) in the postseason and registered a total of 26 points (13G-13A) in 42 games in New York. Motte scored his first two goals with the Rangers in the playoffs, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to do so. Braun played in 19 of 20 games for the Rangers in the playoffs and carried the most playoff games of any Rangers skater throughout the playoffs. (NYR PR)

The winner will be announced on July 7th during the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.