The Rangers shored up their goaltending position on Thursday by re-signing Alexandar Georgiev.
The Blueshirts brought the 24-year-old restrict free agent, who had previously filed for arbitration, back on a two-year deal worth an AAV of $2.425 million per season, a number confirmed by The New York Post’s Larry Brooks.
The Bulgaria native made 32 starts for the Rangers last season as the team eventually transitioned from Henrik Lundqvist (whose contract was bought out and has since signed with the Washington Capitals) to rising prospect Igor Shesterkin as their primary netminder.
Georgiev went 17-14-2 as the team’s starter with a 3.04 goals against average and a .910 save percentage, taking on more playing time when Shesterkin dealt with injuries.
Shesterkin is all but locked in as the Rangers’ starting goalie for the foreseeable future, but having a reliable backup like Georgiev is certainly a nice luxury to have.