Team members congratulate Shesterkin, Jim Gregory Award finalist Chris Drury

His New York Rangers teammates Igor Shesterkin congratulated him on his Vezina Cup victory on Tuesday, and GM Chris Drury was named one of the finalists for the Jim Gregory Prize.

The smile on Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers showed the hockey world his enthusiasm by winning the Vezina Cup last night. His announcement that he and his wife are expecting a baby this summer was the icing on top of a giant Blueshirt cake for the organization and its fans across New York City.

His colleagues 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 Banarin, and Mika Zipanigde were just a few of the players who took a moment to show their appreciation for Chesterkin’s season between the pipes.

Chesterkin came third in the Hart Trophy vote with Toronto’s Auston Matthews winning the trophy for the first time in his career.

The first all-star team

Shesterkin finished the evening as a member of the NHL’s All-Star List, joining Romain Jose, Cal Makar, Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Johnny Goudreau. This is the first time that Igor won the All-Star title for the first team.

Hart Cup vote


1- Auston Matthews – 1630 points
2- Conor McDavid – 1,111 points
3- Igor Shesterkin – 738 points
4- Johnny Goudreau – 617 points
5- Jonathan Huberdeau – 506 points

Chris Drury named one of the Jim Gregory Prize finalists

General Manager Chris Drury has been named one of the finalists for the Jim Gregory Award, an annual award given in recognition of the work of the top general manager in the NHL. The award is voted on by NHL general managers, hockey operations staff and executives, at the conclusion of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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

On the trade deadline, Drury and Rangers had major cut-offs in the playoffs at Andrew Cope, Frank Vatrano, Tyler Mott and Justin Brown. Cobb collected 32 points in 36 total games with Rangers (8G-10A in 16 RS GP and 6G-8A in 20 PS GP) and finished with the second most possession by possession of the season in Rangers history. Vatrano scored 13 points (5G-8A) in the postseason and scored a total of 26 points (13G-13A) in 42 games in New York. Mott scored his first two goals for Rangers in the playoffs, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to do so. Brown played 19 of Rangers’ 20 playoff games and carried the most playoff matches of any Rangers skater throughout the playoffs. (NYR PR)

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

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